What a great day!
I went along to the Bee Expo at Imbil, met and chatted to a lot of great people. Awesome day. There were talks about pollination, Small Hive Beetle and Solitary Bees. Here’s a few photos… I checked out some different box makers, some very nice quality too.
How awesome is this hive!! Attention to detail was incredible. I didn’t see a price… there’d be a lot of hours in this…priceless?
There was a log transfer demonstration, … in to a box
A great presentation about Solitary Bees by Tobias from Bee Aware
This log hive was donated for the raffle…
Ann from Hive Haven talked to me for a while about the progress of the 3D printed hive they are working on. They’ve invested a lot of time and money in this idea and will have a small quantity available soon for sale. They are planning to do some crowd funding to get the idea off the ground.
I chatted to Doug about his hives, he puts in a lot of time on these finger jointed hives…very nice. He ran away when I wanted to take a photo.
Chris Fuller from Kin Kin Bees did a talk about Macadamia pollination, and has some cool looking hives and some tricky little Solitary blocks…
Wood burning designs on to hives from the Wood Workers Club… wow that’d take a while!!
a very cool log hive…
Some cool displays were scattered around the hall
The Honey Wall
Here’s more photos in the album – http://nativebeehives.com/bwg_gallery/bee-expo-2016/