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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.

EcoCentre, Griffith University, Queensland
on 31 July 2014.
This workshop will be part of the Peaks to Point festival.
Contact Tim Heard directly to register: tim@sugarbag.net

Bundaberg, Queensland
The next workshop will be in August 2014.
Date and registration details coming soon.

Redland City Council, Queensland
The next workshop will be on 5th and perhaps also 9th September 2014 at Indigiscapes at Capalaba.
Date and registration 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:

Gold Coast City Council, Queensland
The next workshop will be in November 2014, date to be confirmed.
To register, contact Natural Areas Management Unit - GCCC:
phone 07 5581 1521,
or email: namu@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

Eden Gardens Store, Carseldine, Queensland
The next workshop will be in November 2014, date to be confirmed.

Northey St City Market, Brisbane, Queensland
Spring 2014: date to be announced.
Register at http://www.nscf.org.au

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:

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

Newcastle, New South Wales
The next workshop will be on Thursday 9 Oct 2014 (two half day workshops, one in the morning and one in the afternoon) and Wednesday 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,
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 in February 2015.
Register with:


Grafton, New South Wales
The next workshop will be on 13 November 2014.
To register, contact Clarence Landcare Inc.,
Phone: 02 6643 5009,
Email: clarence_landcare@bigpond.com
or register online at www.clarencelandcare.com.au


Seminars on Native Bees
by Megan Halcroft

Megan presents seminars about Australia's stingless and solitary native bees and their importance for pollination. Bookings need to be made with the organisers. See relevant Council websites or visit Megan's Bees Business Facebook page, closer to the dates, to see booking details as they become available.

Upcoming seminars include:
-- Fairfield City Council on Saturday 26 July
-- Wollondilly Shire Council on Saturday 27 September
-- Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens on Saturday 18 October

Megan will also be at:
-- Willoughby City Council's Fauna Fair, a free educational event on Sunday 24 August


Courses at ACE Community College 
"Benefits of Keeping Native Bees"
by Frank Adcock

Frank says, 'This course introduces you to Australian stingless beekeeping and gives you the knowledge and confidence to care for these bees. You will be studying the stingless eusocial species Tetragonula carbonaria (previously called Trigona carbonaria) which is native to our area. These small bees are excellent pollinators of local fruit and nut trees and a great addition to the home garden. A honey hive can produce up to a kilo of 'sugarbag' each year. During this course we will discuss the unique characteristics and uses of 'sugarbag'.'

This new, longer course runs from 9.30 to 12 at Lismore and Casino, NSW, and costs $30.

ACE Community Colleges, Lismore and Casino, New South Wales

The next courses will be:
-- Lismore on Sat 16 August
-- Casino on Sat 6 September

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