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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

More details: www.sugarbag.net/events
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.

Northey Street City Farm, Windsor, Queensland
2 December, 2017, 9am to 4pm
16 Victoria Street, Windsor, Brisbane, Queensland 4030
Tobias Smith presenting Tim Heard’s workshop
Cost: $100/$85 Health Care Card Holder + Booking Fee.
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/native-stingless-bees-with-dr-tobias-smith-presenting-tim-heards-workshop-tickets-38570102214

Mitchelton, Brisbane, Queensland
Saturday, 13 January 2018, 9am - 3pm
Mitchelton Library, 37 Heliopolis Pde, Mitchelton
Full day workshop on stingless bees and how to keep them
Free but bookings essential.
Phone Mitchelton Library on (07) 3403 7410 to reserve your place.

Holland Park, Brisbane, Queensland
Saturday, 19 January 2018, 9am - 3pm
Holland Park Library, 81 Seville Road, Holland Park
Full day workshop on stingless bees and how to keep them
Free but bookings essential.
Phone Holland Park Library on (07) 3403 7755 to reserve your place.

Yandina, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Saturday, 20 January 2018, 9am - 12.30 pm.
Yandina Community Gardens, Sunshine Coast
Australian native bee keeping workshop presented by Tim Heard
To register, email: info@yandinacommunitygardens.com.au
More information at Yandina Community Garden's Facebook page.

Eatons Hill, Queensland
Saturday, 20 January 2018, 9.30am - 3.30 pm
Yuraba Conference Centre, 240 Church Road, Eatons Hill
Tobias Smith presenting Tim Heard’s workshop
Cost: $40/person (Morning Tea and Lunch included)
More information: https://www.kumbartcho.org.au/events
Book through: info@kumbartcho.org.au
or call Kim on (07) 3325 3492

Yandina, Queensland
Sunday, 21 January 2018, 10.30am
The Ginger Factory, Yandina
Tim Heard will present a talk on Australian stingless bees at the Ginger Flower & Food Festival 2018


Seminars on Native Bees
by Megan Halcroft

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

Berry region, New South Wales
Friday, 1 December 2017, 9am - 3pm
Berry region - location to be advised.
Full day seminar and workshop on bees and other important insects in your gardens, orchards or farms. Bring a net (if you have one), sturdy shoes, hat and willingness to have fun and learn!
Booking information to be advised: please check Megan's website for more details when available: http://beesbusiness.com.au/workshop.html

Mt Tomah, New South Wales
Saturday, 27 January 2018, 10.30am - 1.30pm
Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens
The Buzz on Native Bees - Summer
Find out about bees and how they drive biodiversity and support food security. Learn how to encourage many species by conserving or providing nest habitat.
Cost: $22.50 - $25
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-buzz-on-native-bees-summer-tickets-37932492105


Courses at ACE Community College 
by Frank Adcock

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

Benefits of Keeping Native Bees
Lismore ACE Community College
17 February 2018, 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/


Pollination Events
at the Royal Botanic Gardens

Sydney, New South Wales
Daily (except Christmas Day and New Years' Eve), 10am - 4pm until 29 July 2018
A spectacular free floral display featuring blue banded bees and masses of orchids, daisies and gardenias, including the largest floral wall in Australia. Information and videos about pollination.
The Calyx, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
Details: https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/the-calyx

Sydney, New South Wales
Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 11am - 12.30pm
Guided garden Walk on Pollination. Learn why some of our largest trees are dependent on our smallest insects, and much more...
Cost: $15 - $20
Details: https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/whatson/pollination-at-the-calyx-garden-walk

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