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

  • 17 Feb, 2019Tim Heard in-conversation at GOMA Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

    Tim Heard in-conversation with Kimberley Reis a specialist in human political structures, to discuss how the European bee hive and native bee hive emulate facets of human political and social interaction – from monarchy to popular democracy. An event The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

    Sunday 17 February 2019, 2:30PM

    More details coming.

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

  • 5 Feb, 2019Stingless Bee workshop at ​Kempsey NSW

    Stingless Bee workshop at Kempsey NSW (hosted Macleay Landcare)

    Presenter: Tim Heard

    More info coming soon

  • 8 Feb, 2019Stingless Bee workshop at Sydney City

    Stingless Bee workshop at Sydney City (hosted by Sydney City Council)

    Presenter: Tim Heard

    More info coming soon

  • 9 Feb, 2019Free native stingless bees workshops, Gold Coast, QLD

    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.

    9 February 2019 Upper Coomera 9am – 12pm, book here:

    11 May 2019 Mudgeeraba 9am – 12pm, book here:

    22 June 2019 Burleigh 9am – 12pm, book here:

  • 9 Feb, 2019Stingless Bee workshop at Waverton, North Sydney

    Sugarbag Bee workshop (hosted by North Sydney City Council)

    Full day workshop on 9 Feb 2019, 10 am – 4 pm.

    Venue: Coal Loader Sustainability Centre, 2 Balls Head, Waverton, New South Wales 2060

    Cost: $40pp ($25 conc)

    Event Details: Local residents and community members are invited to join a full day workshop on native stingless bee keeping with Tim Heard. Watch a presentation on the life history, morphology, anatomy and behaviour of sugarbag bees. This is followed by a practical session on hive design and a demonstration of colony division. Enjoy an ice cream and honey tasting! And if interested the Australian native bee book called "Keeping Stingless Beehives for pets, pollination and sugarbag honey" can be purchased on the day for $35. For more information please go here https://www.northsydney.nsw.go..., or contact Andrew Scott - Bushcare Officer. Telephone: 0478 303 042

  • 12 Feb, 2019A 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, 12th February 2019, 9am to 5pm

    Presenter: Dr Tim Heard

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

    More info and how to buy tickets here:

  • 9 Mar, 2019​Native bees and how to keep them, BCC Library, Brisbane

    Native bees and how to keep them

    Saturday 9th March 2019 • 9am - 3pm

    More information coming soon.

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