Keeping Honey Bees in Victoria

Old Arts Public LectureTheatre
Room 122


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Keeping bees has become very popular and the number of beekeepers in Australia has doubled in the last seven years. This talk will explain what is involved in keeping bees both in urban areas and in country Victoria as well as the time commitment and costs involved.

Also discussed will be local council regulations for beekeepers. There has been a lot of information in the media about the plight of the honey bee globally; this talk will include how this relates to keeping bees in Victoria and how this may affect Australia in the future.

This event is hosted by the Sustainability Team's Bees@UniMelb.

Old Arts Public Lecture Theatre, Room 122 (see map).

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Robert Owen
Speaker: Robert Owen

Robert Owen is currently studying for a PhD in honey bee diseases at the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA) at the University of Melbourne.

He is the author of the book The Australian Beekeeping Handbook, published in 2015. He also owns Bob's Beekeeping Supplies in Eltham and has kept bees for 15 years. Robert has regularly given talks on beekeeping on ABC Radio, TV as well as on local radio stations.