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

  • 19 Jun, 2022​Sustainability and Science Showcase, Backyard biodiversity, green communities, what you can do you protect the planet. Qld Museum + -

    Tim will be speaking at the Sustainability and Science Showcase, Backyard biodiversity, green communities, what you can do you protect the planet and all its inhabitants. 1pm at the Qld Museum Theatre.


  • 2 Jul, 2022Native bee display as part of the ​Naturally Gold Coast Festival + -

    Sugarbag Bees is holding an interactive native bee display as part of the Naturally Gold Coast Festival on Saturday July 2 9.30am-12.30pm a Robina Community Centre Auditorium. Free, but please register here:

  • 2 Jul, 2022Valley Bees Open Day, Gympie, Qld + -

    Saturday 02 July 2022 10am – 3pm

    Gympie Showgrounds Pavilion, $5 entry.

    11 am. Tim speaks on new techniques for keeping stingless bees

    The Australian Native Bee Association will be there holding an information stand

  • 8 Jul, 2022Native Bee workshops at Queensland Garden Expo, 8-10 July, Nambour + -

    Queensland Garden Expo 2022 on Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Nambour from 8th to 10th July, Queensland’s premier gardening event,

    Tim Heard presentations:

    • Sat 9am, An introduction to the native bees in your garden
    • Sat 1pm, Attracting native solitary bees with a bee hotel.
    • Sun 9am, Keeping native social bees, the basics.
    • Sun 1pm, Keeping native social bees, more advanced techniques.

    Rachele Wilson will also be presenting a series of lectureson native bees,

    They will also be atending a infomation stand run by the Australian Native Bee Associaton.

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

  • 28 Aug, 2022Native beehive workshop, West End, Qld + -

    With Jane St Community Gardens. Sunday 28 August, 2-4 pm Purchase your tickets ($40/$35) here:

  • 2 Sep, 2022Native Stingless Bees Workshop, Eatons Hill, QLD + -

    Native Stingless Bees Workshop

    Where - Yuraba Conference Centre, 240 Church Road, Eatons Hill QLD

    When - Friday 2 Sep 2022, 9.30am till 3.30pm

    Cost - $75/person and includes morning tea, lunch and honey tasting in the afternoon

    Book your place by contacting Kim or phone 33253492

    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, stingless beekeeping, 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.

  • 15 Oct, 2022​Coffs Harbour Native bee workshop, NSW + -

    Coffs Harbour Native bee workshop

    An event of the Australian Native Bee Association

    Saturday 15 October, 1 - 5 pm.

    More info and bookings here: https://australiannativebee.or...