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 talk by Tim Heard author of The Australian Native Bee Book. 10.30am, Wed 31 Oct. If you wish to attend, please RSVP (02) 6581 8755 or portlib@mnclibrary.org.au

  • 5 Nov, 2018​Author talk at Sydney Mechanic' School of Arts​ featuring Tim Heard

    Author talk at Sydney Mechanic' School of Arts

    Tim Heard, author of The Australian Native Bee Book
    12:30-1:30 Monday 5th November 2018

    280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000 02 9262 7300 | smsa.org.au

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

  • 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 October 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 0419 203 240 or email dan_coughlan@internode.on.net, by Wednesday, 3rd October.

  • 14 Oct, 2018Native Bee Workshop, Singleton Shire Landcare, NSW

    Native Bee Workshop

    Singleton Shire Landcare, NSW

    Nor information coming soon.

  • 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...

  • 1 Nov, 2018Native Bee Workshop at Dungog Community College

    Native Bee Workshop at Dungog Community College

    http://dungogcommunitycollege....

    Presenter Dr Tobias Smith, Sugarbag Bees.

    Sorry this event is sold out.

  • 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.

    Discover the world of native bees, Saturday, 3 November 2018 9:30am to 1:30am

    Native Bee Hive - Splitting Workshop, Saturday, 3 November 2018 2:30pm to 4:30pm

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

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

    Native Bee practical workshop with Dr Tim Heard

    Sorry, BOOKED OUT.

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

    Native stingless bee 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

    10.30am–4.30pm

    Tote Building Function Room, 100 Joynton Avenue, Zetland

    Book here: https://booking.cityofsydney.n...

  • 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...

  • 10 Nov, 2018​Native bees and how to keep them, Grange Library, Brisbane

    Native bees and how to keep them

    Saturday 10 November 2018, 9am – 3pm

    Grange Library, 79 Evelyn Street, Grange

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

    Free but bookings essential. Phone Grange Library on 07 3407 2523 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 (ecologist and professional educator) teach you the basics of how to become a stingless beekeeper.

    More info: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/whats-on/event/native-bees-how-keep-them-1?referrer=%2Fwhats-on%2Fsearch%3Fquery%3Dnative%2520bees%26type%3DLibrary%2520events

  • 16 Nov, 2018​Native bees and how to keep them, Ashgrove Library, Brisbane

    Native bees and how to keep them

    Fri 16 Nov 2018 • 9am - 3pm

    Ashgrove Library, 87 Amarina Avenue, Ashgrove
    View venue details and accessibility

    Free but bookings essential. Phone Ashgrove Library on 07 3407 1940 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 (ecologist and professional educator) teach you the basics of how to become a stingless beekeeper.

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

  • 17 Nov, 2018Free 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.

    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.

  • 30 Nov, 2018Native Stingless Bees Workshop, Eatons Hill, QLD

    Native Stingless Bees Workshop

    Dr Tobias Smith presenting Tim Heard’s workshop

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

    When - Friday 30th November 9.30am till 3.30pm

    Cost - $40/person and includes morning tea, lunch and honey tasting in the afternoon

    Book your place by contacting Kim kimp@kumbartcho.org.au 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.