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Workshops on Stingless Bee Keeping
by Tim Heard

Generally the workshops are a mix of a photographic slideshow showing the biology of the bees with a practical session on keeping them. Tim demonstrates how to split hives and extract honey, and use the bees for pollinating your garden. Contact the organisers directly for details and to register.

Gold Coast City Council, Queensland
on 3 May 2014, 9:30-3:30
To register, contact Natural Areas Management Unit - GCCC:
phone 07 5581 1521,
or email: namu@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

Ipswich, Queensland
The next workshop will be on 10 May 2014.
Details coming soon.

EcoCentre, Griffith University, Queensland
on 31 July 2014.
This workshop will be part of the Peaks to Point festival. Details coming soon.

Moreton Bay Regional Council, Queensland
The next workshop will be in 26 October 2014 at CREEC, Burpengary, and January 2015 at Kumbartcho, Bunyaville, Qld. Bookings will open some time before the event at:

Redland City Council, Queensland
The next workshop will be in 2014 at Indigiscapes at Capalaba.
Date and registration details coming soon.

See also Tim's upcoming NSW workshops listed below!

Seminars on Native Bees
by Tim Heard

Queensland Naturalist Club
Native Bees, Tim Heard, Sugarbag and CSIRO,
The Lecture Hall of the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland, 237 Milton Road, Milton
7:30 Monday 19 May 2014.

WPSQ Bayside Branch
Native Bees, Tim Heard, Sugarbag and CSIRO,
Indigiscapes, 7:30 Friday 30 May 2014.


Workshops on Stingless Bee Keeping
by Tim Heard

Tim Heard will also be running his popular stingless bee workshops at:

New South Wales
The next workshop will be Tue 7 Oct 2014,. Registration details coming soon.

Newcastle, New South Wales
The next workshop will be Thu 9 Oct 2014 (two half day workshops, one in the morning and one in the afternoon) and Wed 15 Oct 2014, 10am to 5 pm.

To register, contact Belinda McNab
phone: 02 4921 5700
or email: belinda.mcnab@newcastle.edu.au

Milkwood Permaculture, Alexandria, New South Wales
The next workshop will be on 11 October 2014.
To register, visit:

Pittwater, Sydney, New South Wales
All day workshop on 12 October 2014.
Book online: www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/cecbookings
In Person: Coastal Environment Centre, Lake Park Road, North Narrabeen
Phone: 1300 000 232 (Reception- Option1)

EcoExpo, Sydney,
New South Wales,
on 29 and 30 Nov 2014
Half day day workshops on 29 and 30 November 2014. Booking details coming soon.

Willoughby / North Sydney Council, Sydney, New South Wales
The next workshops will be February 2015.
Register with:


Grafton, New South Wales
The next workshop will be 2015.
To register, contact Clarence Landcare Inc.,
Phone: 02 6643 5009,
Email: clarence_landcare@bigpond.com
or register online at www.clarencelandcare.com.au/


Seminar on Stingless Bees
by Megan Halcroft

Ku-ring-gai Council, Gordon, New South Wales
on Sunday 13 April 2014.
A free talk about our different types of stingless bees (Austroplebeia and Tetragonula) and how they compare with the introduced commercial honeybees:


Courses at ACE Community College 
"Caring for Native Bees"
by Frank Adcock

This course introduces the stingless bees, Tetragonula carbonaria (previously called Trigona carbonaria) and gives you the knowledge and confidence to care for a hive. It runs from 9.30 to 11 am at Lismore and Casino, NSW, and costs $25. Frank Adcock has been keeping stingless bees for over 10 years and uses them for macadamia pollination.

ACE Community Colleges, Lismore and Casino, New South Wales

Planned courses coming up include:
-- Lismore 24 May 2014
-- Casino 14 June 2014

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