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

  • 11 Oct, 2023Native bee display as part of the ​Naturally Gold Coast Festival + -

    Sugarbag Bees is holding an interactive native bee display as part of the Naturally Gold Coast Festival on Saturday 22 Nov 9.30am-11.30pm at Upper Coomera Community Centre. Free, but must register here:

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

  • 8 Oct, 2022Native stingless bees and how to keep them, New Farm Library, Brisbane + -

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

    Sat 8 Oct 2022, 10 am to 12 midday

    Free but bookings required. Phone New Farm Library on 07 3403 1062 to reserve your place.

    More info:

  • 15 Oct, 2022​Coffs Harbour Native bee workshop, NSW + -

    Coffs Harbour Native bee workshop

    An event of the Australian Native Bee Association

    Saturday 15 October, 1 - 5 pm.

    More info and bookings here: https://australiannativebee.or...

  • 3 Mar, 2023Native Stingless Bees Workshop, Eatons Hill, QLD + -

    Native Stingless Bees Workshop

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

    When - Friday 3 March 2023, 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.