Events

If you want to learn more generally about bees, especially stingless bees and beekeeping, come along to half and full day workshops held in various venues in Qld and NSW. The workshops are a mix of photographic slideshows and practical sessions. You will learn how to divide hives and extract honey, and use the bees for pollinating your garden. Attendance price varies. Contact the organisers directly for details and to register. For images of workshops visit the Sugarbag Bees Facebook Page If you wish to know when the workshops details have been finalised and you are able to register, then like this page and receive posts. Please contact us if you would like us to give you a workshop, seminar, author talk, etc...

Seminars & Events

  • 13 Mar, 2018Seminar: “Stingless bees, their journey from obscurity to insect ambassadors”, Dutton park, Brisbane

    Tim Heard will present the Presidential address to the Entomological Society of Queensland

    “Stingless bees, their journey from obscurity to insect ambassadors”

    Tim will summarise his time shared with native social stingless bees over one third of a century. In this period, stingless bees have journeyed from obscurity to a position of insect ambassadors. They have become, for many people, a gateway to the world of entomology and to the natural environment in general. Along this journey, much research has been done to smooth the path of utilizing these insects as pollinators, pets and honey producers. Tim will describe this research both pure and applied and its significance. As subjects of pure research, stingless bees are used as model organisms that has furthered general understanding of the natural world. He will also summarize the applied research which has helped bee keepers reach their goals. 

    Tuesday 13 March 2018 at 1 pm.

    Ground floor Seminar Room, Ecosciences Precinct, Boggo Road, DUTTON PARK

  • 30 Jun, 2018Two talks at the 3rd Australian Bee Congress, Gold Coast

    Two talks, including one keynote address, at the 3rd Australian Bee Congress, Gold Coast. Attendance requires registration at the conference.

    Time: 9.00am – 9.40am

    Title: Managing stingless bees for crop pollination, playing to their strengths and weaknesses

    Time: 2.50pm – 3.10pm

    Title: Stingless bees for research, education, pets and nature ambassadors

Native bee workshops (including a mix of slideshows and practical sessions)

  • 24 Feb, 2018Northey Street City Farm, Brisbane, Qld

    Native Stingless Bees Sustainable Living Workshops at Northey Street City Farm, 16 Victoria Street, Windsor, Brisbane, Queensland 4030

    Dr Tobias Smith presenting Tim Heard’s workshop

    9am – 4pm, Saturday 24th February 2018

    Cost: $100/$85 Health Care Card Holder  + Booking Fee. 

    This workshop alternates between slide presentations and practical sessions to build a strong foundation of knowledge and experience. The presentations cover the topics of bee nesting, bee foraging, diversity of wild bees, importance of bees in natural systems, traditional stingless beekeeping around the world, modern stingless beekeeping in Australia, using stingless bees for pollination of gardens and farms, sugarbag honey and its properties, rescuing bees threatened in the wild, and more. Practical demonstrations cover hive design, splitting hives to propagate new ones, extracting honey. If available, we also transfer a colony from a natural location into a hive.

    For Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/... 

  • 9 Mar, 2018Australian Native Bee Workshop, Burpengary, Qld

    Australian Native Bee Workshop

    Learn more about our Australian Native Stingless Bee, Learn how to maintain your hive and how to split the hives.

    Friday, 09 March 2018, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

    CREEC - 150 Rowley Road Burpengary

    Cost : $40 a person

    Contact, Ph: (07) 5433 2122

    Book nowhttps://www.moretonbay.qld.gov...

  • 16 Mar, 2018​Native bees and how to keep them, Ashgrove Library, Brisbane

    Native bees and how to keep them

    Friday, 16th March 2018, 9am – 3pm

    Ashgrove Library, 87 Amarina Avenue, Ashgrove

    Free but bookings essential. Phone Ashgrove Library on 07 3407 1940 to reserve your place.

    Are you interested in keeping native stingless bees for fun, honey production, conservation or pollination? During this full day workshop, entomologists and professional educators, Dr Tim Heard and Dr Tobias Smith will teach you the basics of how to become a stingless beekeeper. 

  • 17 Mar, 2018Keeping native stingless bees, Grange Library, Brisbane

    Keeping native stingless bees

    Saturday 17th March 2018, 9am – 3pm

    Grange Library, 79 Evelyn Street, Grange

    Are you interested in keeping native stingless bees for fun, honey production, conservation or pollination? During this full day workshop, entomologists and professional educators, Dr Tim Heard and Dr Tobias Smith will teach you the basics of how to become a stingless bee keeper.

    Free but bookings essential. Phone Grange Library on 07 3407 2523 to reserve your place.

  • 19 May, 2018Native Stingless Bee workshop, Gold Coast, Qld

    When: Saturday, 19 May 2018, 9 am - 12 midday.
    Where: Robina, Gold Coast
    Presenter: Dr Tobias Smith
    Bookings 

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