Geography in Conversation
Credit: Nest architecture for the species Tetragonula Carbonaria/Dr Tim Heard
Guest speakers, Professor Robert Henry, Director of the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, Dr Tim Heard, Sugarbag Bees, and Mr Ryan Newis, a member of the 'sustainable agriculture systems theme' in the Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security at Griffith University, Nathan. Moderated by John Tasker.
Stingless bees, also known as meliponines, native to Australia are pollinators for some of our valuable horticulture; macadamias, mangos, chokos and lychees. Recent technological advancements in are leading to innovations in horticulture, including the use of stingless bees as pollinators, aiming for increased yields and improved sustainability practices.
You have 60 minutes to ask questions of the experts on the effect and value of native bees in horticulture and innovations in agriculture.
Come along for light refreshments before settling in for an informed conversation on a topic of interest to us all.
Members registering please post your questions on notice to the GIC forum: https://rgsq.org.au/geographyinconversation/
Time: 5:30pm light refreshments – doors open at 5:15pm
Q&A Forum 6:00 – 7:30pm. Mingling 7:30 – 8:00.
Address: Gregory Place, Level 1, 28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill.
Cost: $5.00 for refreshments, included in registration
Cost: $5:00 Members
Pamela Tonkin, Co-Convenor