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Native Bee Seminars, Workshops and Special Events

Like to see some Australian Native Bees?


Workshops on Stingless Bee Keeping
by Tim Heard and/or Tobias Smith

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. Attendance price varies. Contact the organisers directly for details and to register.

Moreton Bay Regional Council, Queensland
Saturday 22 October 2016
CREEC, Burpengary
Presenter: Dr Tobias Smith
Register at:

Moreton Bay Regional Council, Queensland
1 January 2017
Kumbartcho, Eatons Hill, Qld.
Presenter: Dr Tobias Smith
Register SOON at: https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/general.aspx?id=152609

See also Tim's upcoming NSW workshops listed below!


Workshops on Stingless Bee Keeping
by Tim Heard and/or Tobias Smith

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

Sydney City: Alexandria, New South Wales
15 October 2016, 9am - 3pm
Booking link: https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/native-bee-keeping-course-with-tim-heard

Pittwater, New South Wales
Coastal Environmental Centre

Presenters: Tim Heard and Tobias Smith

Native Bee Workshop - 16th Oct 2016 9:00am-12:00pm Learn how to keep stingless bees,
Native Bee Masterclass 16th Oct 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Booking link: http://www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/all_events/coastal_environment_centre/Native_Bee_Masterclass

Sydney Wildflower Nursery,
New South Wales
9 Veno Street, Heathcote.
Tuesday 18 October 2016 1-4pm
Presenters: Tim Heard and Tobias Smith
Booking link: http://www.trybooking.com/179795
Or from the Sydney Wildflower Nursery Facebook site:

Port Stephens, New South Wales
Wednesday 19 October, 1-4pm
Presenters: Tim Heard and Tobias Smith
To register, contact: Charlene Wellard | Environmental Education Officer
Email: enviroevents@portstephens.nsw.gov.au
phone: (02) 4980 0251, mobile: 0407 466 005


Seminars on Native Bees
by Megan Halcroft

Megan presents seminars about Australia's stingless and solitary native bees and their importance for pollination.

Mt Tomah Botanic Garden, New South Wales
12 November 2016, 10am
The Buzz on Native Bees
Workshop about native bees and how they drive biodiversity and support food security. Learn about how to encourage many bee species into the garden by conserving or providing bee habitat.
Cost: $25.
Age limit: Not suitable for children.
More information: (02) 4567 3000

Australian Pollinator Week Events
-- 20-27 November 2016

Kurrajong, New South Wales
Sunday 20 November 2016, 10 to 2
Kurrajong A-Buzz
Fun activities throughout the village with bee experts, insect hotels and honey. Plants to create a pollinator paradise. Kids' zone with bug activities.
More information: Elizabeth Docking radocking@bigpond.com (02) 45731116 or Lyn Ward lynward486@yahoo.com.au (02) 4572 2959


Courses at ACE Community College 
by Frank Adcock

Frank runs courses through ACE College at Lismore and Casino, New South Wales.

Benefits of Keeping Native Bees
Lismore ACE Community College
Saturday 19 November 2016, 9.30-3.30pm
Cost: $60
More details: https://www.acecolleges.edu.au/course-category/leisure-and-lifestyle/relaxation/benefits-of-keeping-native-bees-field-trip/

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