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

Eatons Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
4 March 2016, 9:30am – 3:30pm
Yuraba Conference Centre 240 Church Rd Eatons Hill
Native bee workshop. Includes workshop, morning tea, delicious lunch and honey tasting in the afternoon.
Option: pay for Tim’s new native bee book now and get it for wholesale price of $20 (Total cost $60). Otherwise buy book on the day for $35. See http://www.nativebeebook.com.au
To register, contact Kim: kimp@kumbartcho.org.au
or 07 3325 3492

Gold Coast City Council, Queensland
6 April 2016, 10am to 4 pm.
Location: the Friends Centre at regional botanical gardens Benowa.
For further information and bookings: phone 07 5581 1537.
For more information, see page 15 of this pdf:

Northey St City Farm, Brisbane, Queensland
22 Apr 2016, 9am - 4pm
Register at http://www.nscf.org.au/sustainable-living-workshops-brisbane/
See also Tim's upcoming NSW workshops listed below!


Workshops on Stingless Bee Keeping
by Tim Heard

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

Chatswood, New South Wales
6 February 2016
Native Bee Keeping
Morning session : 9:00 am to 2.00 – Chatswood – details to be provided after booking
Cost: $25
To book go to:
Or call Liz Powell, Willoughby City Council on 02 9777 7871

Pittwater, Sydney, New South Wales
7 February 2016
Sugarbag Bee Keeping,
Two half day workshops, one am and the second in the afternoon.
Where: CEC, see http://www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/cec
Contact http://www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/cec/about_us/contact_the_cec


Native Stingless Bee Expo
Grafton, New South Wales
Wednesday 17 February, 2016, 8.30 to 5.30
Hosted by Clarence Native Bees
Clarence River Jockey Club, 273 Powell St, Grafton

Learn about hive splitting, honey extraction, log rescues, bee biology and much more!
Speakers include Tim Heard, Russell and Janine Zabel, Steve Maginnity and local Clarence Native Bee experts.

Cost: $60 including lunch, morning and afternoon teas, notes, honey tasting and lucky door prize. Register by 8 February -- Limited numbers!
For more information or to register, visit: http://clarencenativebees.org/events/


Seminars on Native Bees
by Megan Halcroft

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

Orange, New South Wales
Wednesday 27 Jan 2016, 9am to 4pm
Workshop on how to recognise and identify native bees and encourage them to work for you.
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/508575669295279/


Courses at ACE Community College 
by Frank Adcock

Frank runs courses through ACE College at Lismore and Casino, New South Wales. Check this website again later for upcoming dates.

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