New applicants have a chance to join the Network and take part in the Bee Ambassador Training Program, a three-day residential training program where participants will learn the skills to educate communities and inspire a new generation of bee supporters.
The training program is ideal for beekeepers, researchers, farmers and land managers and bee enthusiasts – anyone with a passion to volunteer for pollinators.
The program includes communication and leadership skills training, talks from industry experts, information sessions on Wheen Bee Foundation programs and a bus tour visiting key bee research and biosecurity venues including AgriBio at La Trobe University, the Mickleham Post Entry Quarantine Facility and Agriculture Victoria’s State Control Centre at Attwood.
The program will be held in Melbourne from Friday, 21 July at 7pm until Monday, 24 July at 5pm.
Participation in the program is $1,950, and a subsidised early bird price of $1,500 is available for registrations received by COB Friday 23 June 2023.
Three scholarships are available for applicants who have been unsuccessful in accessing funding support from their local bee club and have no other means of funding their participation.
Enrolments in the 2023 Bee Ambassador Training Program are now open and close COB Friday 30 June 2023.