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

  • 21 Jan, 2018Native bee talk at the Ginger Flower & Food Festival 2018, Qld

    Tim Heard will present on Australian stingless bees at the Ginger Flower & Food Festival 2018, 

    The Ginger Factory, Yandina, Queensland.

    Sunday 21st January at 1030 am.

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

  • 13 Jan, 2018​Native bees and how to keep them, Mitchelton Library, Brisbane

    Native bees and how to keep them

    Saturday, 13th January 2018, 9am – 3pm

    Mitchelton Library, 37 Heliopolis Pde, Mitchelton

    Free but bookings essential. Phone Mitchelton Library on 07 3403 7410 to reserve your place.

    Are you interested in keeping native stingless bees for fun, honey production, conservation or pollination? During this full day workshop, entomologists and professional educators, Dr Tim Heard and Dr Tobias Smith will teach you the basics of how to become a stingless beekeeper. 

  • 19 Jan, 2018Keeping native stingless bees, Holland Park Library, Brisbane

    Keeping native stingless bees

    Saturday, 19 January 2018, 9am – 3pm

    Holland Park Library, 81 Seville Road, Holland Park

    Are you interested in keeping native stingless bees for fun, honey production, conservation or pollination? During this full day workshop, entomologists and professional educators, Dr Tim Heard and Dr Tobias Smith will teach you the basics of how to become a stingless bee keeper.

    Free but bookings essential. Phone Holland Park Library on 07 3403 7755 to reserve your place.

  • 20 Jan, 2018Australian native bee keeping workshop at Yandina Community Gardens, Sunshine Coast, Qld

    Australian native bee keeping workshop

    Yandina Community Gardens, Sunshine Coast, Qld

    Sat 20th Jan 2018, 9 am – 1230 pm. 

    Presented by Dr Tim Heard

    Price: $20-$25. Register at:

    https://yandinacommunitygarden...

  • 20 Jan, 2018Native Stingless Bees Workshop, Eatons Hill, QLD

    Native Stingless Bees Workshop

    Dr Tobias Smith presenting Tim Heard’s workshop

    More info: https://www.kumbartcho.org.au/events

    "Looking for the perfect Christmas Gift?"

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

    When -  Saturday 20 January 2018, 9:30 am till 3:30 pm

    Cost  -   $40/person (Morning Tea and Lunch included)

    Book through info@kumbartcho.org.au or call Kim 33253492

  • 8 Feb, 2018Native Bee Workshop, Wingham, NSW

    Native Bee Workshop,

    Native Bee Garden Centre

    1059 Wingham Road, 2429 Wingham,

     Register your interest with Tracey, 0457 652 731

  • 10 Feb, 2018Keeping native bees Workshop at Liverpool, Sydney

    Keeping native bees Workshop at Liverpool, Sydney

    Come for 6 hours of engaging and interactive learning alternating between slide shows and practical sessions. In the courses we will cover the topics of bee biology, importance of bees in natural systems and agriculture, rescuing bees threatened in the wild, modern methods of keeping stingless bee hives for pets, pollination of gardens and farms, and the sought after sugarbag honey.

    You will learn about the native stingless bee lifecycle and how to care for a hive. In the practical session of the workshop we will open a hive to observe the amazing structure within, divide the hive into two halves showing the process of colony propagation, and try the delicious sugarbag honey.

    Saturday 10 February 2018, 10am to 4pm (light refreshments and lunch will be served)

    Cost: Free

    RSVP: To book your place call Council on 1300 36 2170

  • 11 Feb, 2018Native bee workshop, Newcastle, NSW

    This date is confirmed, but bookings are not yet open. More details coming soon. 

  • 19 May, 2018Native Stingless Bee workshop, Gold Coast, Qld

    When: Saturday, 19 May 2018, 9 am - 12 midday.
    Where: Robina, Gold Coast
    Presenter: Dr Tobias Smith
    Bookings 

    https://www.eventbrite.com.au/...