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

  • 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

    More info coming soon.

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

  • 22 Sep, 2021Introduction to Native bees, Redlands, Qld + -

    Introduction to Native bees (holiday event aimed at school children)

    Redlands city council Indigiscapes centre,

    Wed 22nd Sep 2021, 1-3 pm.

    More information coming soon.

  • 25 Sep, 2021Native Bee Workshop in Mackay Qld + -

    Hosted by Central Queensland Beekeepers Association Inc, the club is offering two stand-alone workshops that will cover topics including native bee nesting biology, foraging biology, diversity of wild native bees, the importance of bees in natural systems, traditional stingless beekeeping, modern stingless beekeeping in Australia, using stingless bees for pollination of gardens & farms, sugarbag honey and its properties, rescuing bees threatened in the wild, and more.

    Practical sessions will include opening a hive to observe the structures within, demonstrating propagating a hive, and provide tips on managing native social bees, including how to extract honey.

    Presenter Dr Tim Heard is an entomologist and native bee keeper. He studies and promotes native bees for pollination and conservation. In 35 years of beekeeping he has rescued and bred thousands of colonies of stingless bees. He regularly presents workshops and seminars, talks on radio and is the author of multi award winning and best-selling “The Australian Native Bee Book”.

    Saturday 25 Sep:- 9am - 4pm

    Price $55.

    MEMBERS’ BONUS:- CQBA's financial members are eligible to claim a Cashback on their tickets or books for these workshops. $5 on each. To claim email cqbeekeepers@gmail.com after you have purchased your items at https://www.trybooking.com/BQQVR

    Do you have hive that you want propagated? Bring it along to this workshop and we will do it for you. Your hive will be used to demonstrate various propagation methods. We can work with log colonies or hives of any design. If you are interested, please contact us on 0434 416053 or tim@sugarbag.net to discuss suitability. Sent us an image of your hive and when it was split last. Let us know if you have a box or if you will nee one of ours ($175).

  • 26 Sep, 2021Native Bee Workshop in Mackay Qld + -

    Hosted by Central Queensland Beekeepers Association Inc, the club is offering two stand-alone workshops that will cover topics including native bee nesting biology, foraging biology, diversity of wild native bees, the importance of bees in natural systems, traditional stingless beekeeping, modern stingless beekeeping in Australia, using stingless bees for pollination of gardens & farms, sugarbag honey and its properties, rescuing bees threatened in the wild, and more.

    Practical sessions will include opening a hive to observe the structures within, demonstrating propagating a hive, and provide tips on managing native social bees, including how to extract honey.

    Presenter Dr Tim Heard is an entomologist and native bee keeper. He studies and promotes native bees for pollination and conservation. In 35 years of beekeeping he has rescued and bred thousands of colonies of stingless bees. He regularly presents workshops and seminars, talks on radio and is the author of multi award winning and best-selling “The Australian Native Bee Book”.

    Sunday 26 September:- 8am - 3pm

    Mackay District Senior Citizens Club, Hall Two

    You could also buy "The Australian Native Bee Book", written by native bee expert Dr Tim Heard, who has spent his life engaging with these unique creatures. This guide has you covered whether you keep a hive or two in your suburban garden or want to use multiple hives on a commercial farm: https://www.nativebeebook.com.au/#about:- $35

    Price $55.

    MEMBERS’ BONUS:- CQBA's financial members are eligible to claim a Cashback on their tickets or books for these workshops. $5 on each. To claim email cqbeekeepers@gmail.com after you have purchased your items at https://www.trybooking.com/BQQVR

    Do you have hive that you want propagated? Bring it along to this workshop and we will do it for you. Your hive will be used to demonstrate various propagation methods. We can work with log colonies or hives of any design. If you are interested, please contact us on 0434 416053 or tim@sugarbag.net to discuss suitability. Sent us an image of your hive and when it was split last. Let us know if you have a box or if you will nee one of ours ($175).

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

    6-hour Native bee workshop with Barung Landcare Maleny

    Mapleton Community Hall.

    More information coming soon.

  • 23 Oct, 2021Native stingless bees and how to keep them, 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, Tim, Francisco or Tobias, will teach you the basics of how to become a stingless beekeeper.

    Sat 21 Aug 2021, 1 to 2:30 pm

    At a Brisbane City council library.

    More info coming soon.

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

    Native Stingless Bees Workshop

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

    When - Saturday 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 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.

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

    Native Bee Workshop at IndigiScapes, Capalaba, Qld

    More information coming soon.