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 Nov, 2021Native Bees and pollination presentation to Kenmore Garden Club + -

    Native Bees and pollination presentation to Kenmore Garden Club, 10 am Monday 22 November 2021

    For more information, contact Rae Matthews <>.

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

  • 16 Oct, 2021Native bee workshop​, Mapleton, Qld + -

    6-hour Native bee workshop with Barung Landcare

    Saturday, 16 October 2021, 10 AM - 4 PM

    Mapleton Community Hall.

    Morning tea and lunch will be provided

    Members: $35, Non-members: $45

    Bookings are essential and places are limited

    To book, please register online: https://barunglandcare.wildapr...

    or by phone 5494 3151, or at the office (38A Coral St)

  • 24 Oct, 2021Native Stingless Bees Workshop, Eatons Hill, QLD + -


    Native Stingless Bees Workshop

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

    When - Sunday 24 Oct 2021, 9.30am till 3.30pm

    Cost - $65/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.

  • 13 Nov, 2021Native stingless bees and how to keep them, Coopers Plains 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 Tim Heard will teach you the basics of how to become a stingless beekeeper.

    Sat 13 Nov 2021, 10 to 11:30 am

    Coopers Plains Library, 109 Orange Grove Road, Coopers Plains

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

  • 16 Nov, 2021​Native Bee Workshop Redlands Qld + -

    Native Bee Workshop at IndigiScapes, Capalaba, Qld

    1030am to 3 pm.

    Contact: Marguerite Johnson <>