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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: https://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.

Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland
Sunday, 29 July 2018, 12 noon to 3pm
Griffith Uni Eco Centre, Building N68,
170 Kessels Rd, Nathan
Presenter: Tobias Smith

Learn all about native bees, the solitary and social ones and how to propagate them. You will learn about the amazing relationships between bees and flowers and the importance of bees to humans. You will pick up lots of tips on managing the native social bees, including how to extract honey from them.
Bookings essential. Cost is $20.
Email ecocentre@griffith.edu.au with your name and the number of your fellow attendees.

Logan City, Queensland
Saturday, 4 August 2018, 9am - 12 midday.
Brigalow Hall, Eagleby Wetlands, Logan St, Eagleby
Presenter: Dr Tobias Smith
Bookings: Health, Environment & Waste Branch Logan City Council
Phone: 07 3412 4491
Email: environment@logan.qld.gov.au


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

Willoughby Council, New South Wales
Saturday 3 November 2018
Two events:
Native Bee Keeping -- 9.30 am to 1.30 pm
Native Hive Splitting Workshop -- 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Bookings: http://www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/Whats-On/willoughby-diary-dates/?day=2018-11-03&month=11&year=2018

Bayside Council, New South Wales
4 November 2018
More details available soon at: http://www.sugarbag.net/events

Heathcote, New South Wales
6 November 2018, 1pm to 4pm
Sydney Wildflower Nursery
9 Veno Street, Heathcote
Cost: $50
Toby Smith and Tim Heard, author of 'The Native Australian Bee Book' join us for a three hour workshop on everything native bees. Learn about their lifecycle, how to care for a hive and watch while a hive is split and try the delicious honey.
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=389203&

Native Bee Presentations by Megan Halcroft
at Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens

Learn how to prepare for spring activity by making a bee hotel or preparing plants for newly emerging bees.
Two events held at Waratah Education Centre,
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mt Tomah.

The Buzz on Native Bees -- Winter
Saturday 28 July 2018, 10.30 am to 1.30 pm
Cost: $22.50 -- $25
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-buzz-on-native-bees-winter-tickets-44624438898

The Buzz on Native Bees -- Spring
Saturday 17 November 2018, 10.30 am to 1.30 pm
Cost: $22.50 -- $25
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-buzz-on-native-bees-spring-tickets-47200365564

Events at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Sydney, New South Wales
Free Floral Display on Pollination
Daily (except Christmas Day & New Years' Eve), 10am - 4pm until 15 August 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
Plan Bee: Create a Happy Insect Hotel
At this workshop you will learn about our native bees and how to make a bee hotel to take home.
Sunday 12 August 2018, 10am, 11.30am, 1.15pm and 2.45pm
The Calyx, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
Cost: $20 ppper person. Ticket includes your bee hotel kit which you will make in the workshop and take home.
Bookings: https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/whatson/big-kids-plan-bee

Courses at ACE Community College. Lismore 
by Frank Adcock

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

Benefits of Keeping Native Bees
Lismore ACE Community College
17 November 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/

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