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

  • 13 Mar, 2018Seminar: “Stingless bees, their journey from obscurity to insect ambassadors”, Dutton park, Brisbane

    Tim Heard will present the Presidential address to the Entomological Society of Queensland

    “Stingless bees, their journey from obscurity to insect ambassadors”

    Tim will summarise his time shared with native social stingless bees over one third of a century. In this period, stingless bees have journeyed from obscurity to a position of insect ambassadors. They have become, for many people, a gateway to the world of entomology and to the natural environment in general. Along this journey, much research has been done to smooth the path of utilizing these insects as pollinators, pets and honey producers. Tim will describe this research both pure and applied and its significance. As subjects of pure research, stingless bees are used as model organisms that has furthered general understanding of the natural world. He will also summarize the applied research which has helped bee keepers reach their goals. 

    Tuesday 13 March 2018 at 1 pm.

    Ground floor Seminar Room, Ecosciences Precinct, Boggo Road, DUTTON PARK

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

  • 8 Feb, 2018Native Bee Workshop, Bobin, near Taree, NSW

    Native Bee Workshop, 

    Bobin School of Arts Hall, 2509 Bulga Rd, Bobin

    Thursday 8 February 2018, 10am to 4pm

    Presenter: Dr Tim Heard

    Cost $50

    Register your interest with Tracey, Native Bee Garden Centre, 0457 652 731, or 02 6550 5246

  • 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)

    Presenter: Dr Tim Heard

    Cost: Free

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

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

    Native Bee Workshop at Hunter Wetlands Centre

    Are you interested in keeping native stingless bees for honey production, conservation, pollination or just for fun? Entomologist and professional educator, Dr Tim Heard will teach you the basics on how to become a stingless beekeeper.

    Sunday 11 February 9:30am to 3:30pm
    Hunter Wetlands Centre

    1 Wetland Place, Shortland

    Call 4974 2622 or email aweingott@ncc.nsw.gov.au to book.

  • 9 Mar, 2018Australian Native Bee Workshop, Burpengary, Qld

    Australian Native Bee Workshop

    Learn more about our Australian Native Stingless Bee, Learn how to maintain your hive and how to split the hives.

    Friday, 09 March 2018, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

    CREEC - 150 Rowley Road Burpengary

    Cost : $40 a person

    Contact, Ph: (07) 5433 2122

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

    Native bees and how to keep them

    Friday, 16th March 2018, 9am – 3pm

    Ashgrove Library, 87 Amarina Avenue, Ashgrove

    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, entomologists and professional educators, Dr Tim Heard and Dr Tobias Smith will teach you the basics of how to become a stingless beekeeper. 

  • 17 Mar, 2018Keeping native stingless bees, Grange Library, Brisbane

    Keeping native stingless bees

    Saturday 17th March 2018, 9am – 3pm

    Grange Library, 79 Evelyn Street, Grange

    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 Grange Library on 07 3407 2523 to reserve your place.

  • 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 

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