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

  • 31 Oct, 2018Australian native bees talk at Port Macquarie library

    Port Macquarie library author’s talk 10.30am. Contact Leanne Wright (02) 6581 8355

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

  • 4 Aug, 2018Native Stingless Bee workshop, Logan City, Qld

    When: Saturday, 4 August 2018, 9 am - 12 midday.
    Where: Brigalow Hall, Eagleby Wetlands, Logan St, Eagleby QLD 4207

    Presenter: Dr Tobias Smith

    Bookings:
    Health, Environment & Waste Branch Logan City Council
    Phone: 07 3412 4491
    environment@logan.qld.gov.au

  • 18 Aug, 2018Free native stingless bees workshops, Gold Coast., numerous dates and locations

    Free native stingless bees workshops, Gold Coast. Learn about the stunning diversity of Australia’s native bees and their role in the environment. Learn how to keep stingless bees in a hive, propagate them and extract honey. You will come away equipped to keep your own hive of stingless bees in your part of the world. Presenter Dr Tobias Smith, Sugarbag Bees. Ages 15 and over. Bookings required.

    18 August 2018 Helensvale 9am – 12pm, book here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/naturallygc-native-stingless-bees-tickets-46096742598

    17 November 2018 Robina 9am – 12pm, book here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/naturallygc-native-stingless-bees-tickets-46096758646.

    9 February 2019 Upper Coomera 9am – 12pm, book here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/naturallygc-native-stingless-bees-tickets-46096781715.

    11 May 2019 Mudgeeraba 9am – 12pm, book here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/naturallygc-native-stingless-bees-tickets-46096792748.

    22 June 2019 Burleigh 9am – 12pm, book here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/naturallygc-native-stingless-bees-tickets-46096803781.

  • 25 Aug, 2018​Native bees and how to keep them, New Farm Library, Brisbane

    Native bees and how to keep them

    Saturday 25 August 2018, 9am – 3pm

    New Farm library, 135 Sydney St, New Farm QLD 4005

    Are you interested in keeping native stingless bees for fun, honey production, conservation or pollination? During this full day workshop, experience Dr Tobias Smith (entomologist and professional educator) teach you the basics of how to become a stingless beekeeper.

    Bookings required. Phone New Farm Library on 07 3403 1062 to reserve your place.

    More info here: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.a...

  • 1 Sep, 2018​Native bees and how to keep them, Nundah Library, Brisbane

    Native bees and how to keep them

    Saturday 1 September 2018, 9am – 3pm

    Nundah library, 1 Bage Street via Primrose Ln, Nundah QLD 4012

    Are you interested in keeping native stingless bees for fun, honey production, conservation or pollination? During this full day workshop, experience Dr Tim Heard (entomologist and professional educator) teach you the basics of how to become a stingless beekeeper.

    Bookings required. Phone Nundah Library on 07 3407 8701 to reserve your place.

    More info: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.a...

  • 15 Sep, 2018​Native bees and how to keep them, Coopers Plains Library, Brisbane

    Native bees and how to keep them

    Saturday 15 September 2018, 9am – 3pm

    Coopers Plains Library, 109 Orange Grove Road, Coopers Plains

    Free but bookings essential. Phone Coopers Plains Library on 07 3403 1530 to reserve your place.

    Are you interested in keeping native stingless bees for fun, honey production, conservation or pollination? During this full day workshop, experience Dr Tobias Smith (entomologist and professional educator) teach you the basics of how to become a stingless beekeeper.

    More info: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.a...

  • 6 Oct, 2018Native Stingless Bees Workshops in Gladstone, Queensland

    Native Stingless Bees Workshops in Calliope, near Gladstone, Queensland

    Dr Tobias Smith presenting Tim Heard’s workshop

    10am – 4pm, Saturday 6th November 2018

    Cost: $65

    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.

    Bookings: Call Samantha Redshaw on 0409 242214 or book online at:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/200394540611116/

  • 7 Oct, 2018Keeping native stingless bees in Rockhampton, Qld

    Keeping native stingless bees in Rockhampton

    Sunday, 7th October 2018 from 930am – 330pm

    CQ University North campus

    Presenter: Dr Tobias Smith with local beekeepers

    $40 or $25 concessions

    Includes honey tasting.

    BYO lunch, or the local cafe will open for tea, coffee and lunch.

    RSVP to dan_coughlan@internode.on.net

  • 30 Oct, 2018A day of Native Bees at Missabotti, NSW Mid North Coast

    A day of Native Bees

    Little Star Bee Sanctuary, Missabotti NSW 2449 (40 minutes inland from Nambucca Heads)

    Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 10am to 4pm

    Presenter: Dr Tim Heard

    Cost: $150, inlcudes "Bee" inspired nutritious lunch, Tea & coffee and a copy of The Australian Native Bee Book

    Get tickets here: https://littlestar.net.au/upco...

  • 3 Nov, 2018​ Native Bee Keeping at Willoughby Council, Sydney

    Two stingless bee education events in Sydney on Saturday 3rd November 2018 are now open for booking.

    http://www.willoughby.nsw.gov....

  • 4 Nov, 2018Native Bee practical workshop, Bayside Council, Sydney, NSW

    Native Bee practical workshop with Dr Tim Heard

    More details coming soon.

  • 4 Nov, 2018Native bee workshop at Sydney City council, NSW

    Native stingless beekeeping – full day workshop

    Are you interested in keeping native stingless bees for fun, honey production, conservation or pollination? Dr Tobias Smith will teach you the basics on how to become a stingless beekeeper. Adults $20 and concession $15.

    Sunday 4th November 2018

    9.30am–3.30pm

    Tote Building Function Room, 100 Joynton Avenue, Zetland

    Bookings coming soon

  • 6 Nov, 2018Sydney Wildflower Nursery Native Bee Workshop

    Sydney Wildflower Nursery Native Bee Workshop

    6 November 2018 at 13:00–16:00

    Sydney Wildflower Nursery, 9 Veno Street, Heathcote, New South Wales

    Price: $50

    Toby Smith and Tim Heard, author of 'The Native Australian Bee Book' join us for a three hour workshop on everything native bees. Learn about their lifecycle, how to care for a hive and watch while a hive is split and try the delicious honey.

    Book at: https://www.trybooking.com/boo...