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

  • 22 Jan, 2022Native bee talks at the Ginger Factory, Qld + -

    Tim will be talking native bees at the GINGER, FLOWER + FOOD WEEKEND at The Ginger Factory, Yandina Qld. Come along and learn about native bees and plenty of other entertainment. He is presenting two talks on each each Saturday and Sunday.

    11am (talk on solitary bees) and 1:30 pm (talk and demo on social stingless bees)

    Sat 22nd Jan and Sun 23rd Jan 2022

    More info here:

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

  • 22 Jan, 2022Native stingless bees and how to keep them, Grange Library, Brisbane + -

    Are you interested in keeping native stingless bees for fun, honey production, conservation or pollination? During this 90 minute workshop, entomologist and professional educator, Dr Tobias Smith will teach you the basics of how to become a stingless beekeeper.

    Sat 22 Jan 2022, 1030 am to 12 midday

    Grange Library, 79 Evelyn Street, Grange

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

    More info:

  • 25 Feb, 2022Port Macquarie Native bee Workshop, NSW + -

    Lorne / Port Macquarie Native bee Workshop

    An event of the Australian Native Bee Association

    Lorne-Recreation-Centre, Stewarts River Road, Lorne.

    When: Fri 25 Feb 2022

    Time: 2-6 pm

    More information coming soon

  • 26 Feb, 2022​A day of Native Bees Missabotti NSW + -

    A Day of Native Bees with Dr Tim Heard

    Event by Little Star Bee Sanctuary and Sugarbag Bees

    Little Star Bee Sanctuary, Missabotti NSW

    Duration: 5 hr 30 min

    February 26th 2022

    In this workshop, scientist and educator Dr Tim Heard will teach you the basics of working with and observing native bees. He will entertain and educate you at the same time. This workshop alternates between slide presentations and a practical session to build a strong foundation of knowledge and experience.

    The stunning slide presentation will cover the topics of:

    *bee nesting biology

    *bee foraging biology

    *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.

    In the practical session of this workshop, we will open a hive and observe the amazing structures within. We will divide the hive into two halves showing the process of colony propagation.

    This is an all day event - $150+GST

    BYO Lunch.

    Morning tea and educational materials provided.

    Bookings essential. For further details and to book email

  • 27 Feb, 2022​Coffs Harbour Native bee workshop, NSW + -

    Coffs Harbour Native bee workshop

    An event of the Australian Native Bee Association

    Sunday 27 Feb, 1 - 5 pm.

    More information coming soon

  • 4 Mar, 2022Native Stingless Bees Workshop, Eatons Hill, QLD + -

    Native Stingless Bees Workshop

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

    When - Friday 4 Mar 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.