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QUEENSLAND

WORKSHOPS ON STINGLESS BEEKEEPING
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. Dr Tim Heard or Dr Tobias Smith 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.

Calliope, near Gladstone, Queensland
Saturday 24th August, 10am - 4pm
Tobias Smith presenting Tim Heard’s workshop
This is an official workshop of the Australian Native Bee Association and your registration fee will include membership for one year until July 2020.
Morning tea and lunch will be provided.
Book online at: https://australiannativebee.org.au/event-3428997
Call Samantha Redshaw on 0409 242 214 for more details.

Rockhampton, Queensland
Sunday 25 August 2019, 10am – 5pm
CQ University North campus
Presenter: Tim Heard with local beekeepers
Includes honey tasting.
BYO lunch, or the local cafe will open for tea, coffee and lunch.
More details and bookings:
https://australiannativebee.org.au/event-3483507

New Farm, Queensland
31 August 2019, 9am - 3pm
New Farm Library, 135 Sydney Street, New Farm.
Full day workshop by Tobias Smith.
Learn the basics of how to become a stingless beekeeper.
Free but bookings required.
Phone New Farm Library on 07 3403 1062 to reserve your place.

Nundah, Queensland
14 September 2019, 9am - 3pm
Nundah Library, 1 Bage Street (via Primrose Lane), Nundah.
Full day workshop by Tobias Smith.
Learn the basics of how to become a stingless beekeeper.
Free but bookings required.
Phone Nundah Library on 07 3407 8701 to reserve your place.

See also Tim's upcoming NSW workshops listed below!

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SECOND AUSTRALIAN NATIVE BEE CONFERENCE
Brisbane, Queensland.
Thursday 5 December to Saturday 7 December 2019.
(with a Bee Identification Workshop on 8 December)
Discussing issues to increase understanding of our native bees and unlock their potential.
Registrations are now open with 'early-bee' prices. You can also send in your application to be a speaker at the conference.
Visit: https://australiannativebeeconference.com.au


NEW SOUTH WALES

WORKSHOPS ON STINGLESS BEEKEEPING
BY TIM HEARD AND/OR TOBIAS SMITH

More details: https://sugarbag.net/events

Missabotti, Mid North Coast, New South Wales
19 October 2019, 9am - 4pm
A day of native bees by Tim Heard.
Little Star Bee Sanctuary, Missabotti
(40 minutes inland from Nambucca Heads).
More details and bookings:
https://events.humanitix.com.au/october-bee-weekend-2019?fbclid=IwAR11L34aPYBrJhsVtRzSLEwg8qd3ap-D4P0vtdkDLoh6GG9M5WyDzFt4JaA

Taree, New South Wales
Wednesday 6 November 2019, 9am - 4pm
Stingless Native Bees workshop by Tim Heard.
PCYC, 95 Commerce Street, Taree.
Get more info and buy your ticket here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/native-stingless-bees-workshop-tickets-61857378083

Shellharbour, New South Wales
Thursday 7 November 2019, 6pm – 7:30pm
Shellharbour Civic Centre
Cost: free
Seminar by Tim Heard on our native stingless bees, including those which can be kept in hives in the Illawarra. Find out about their fascinating lives, their role in the environment, the small amounts of unique honey they produce and why they are so popular and appreciated.
Children aged over 8 years are welcome if accompanied by an adult.
Bookings essential at libraries.shellharbour.nsw.gov.au
or call 02 4221 6222.

Georges River City Council, Sydney, New South Wales
9 November 2019
Full day workshop by Tobias Smith
More information coming closer to the event.

Northern Beaches City Council, Sydney, New South Wales
10 November 2019
Full day workshop by Tobias Smith
More information coming closer to the event.

Sutherland, New South Wales
Sunday 10 November 2019, 2pm - 3pm
Native bees to Illawarra Beekeepers Club in Sutherland, NSW
Contact Penny Downy, Club President Illawarra ABA branch:
0438 207 292.

Sydney, New South Wales
Monday 11 November 2019, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts,
280 Pitt Street, Sydney
Seminar on native bees by Tim Heard.
Free - all welcome. No Booking Required.

Heathcote, New South Wales
Tuesday 12 November 2019, 10am - 1pm
Sydney Wildflower Nursery, 9 Veno Street, Heathcote.
Tim Heard explains everything about the lifecycle of stingless bees and how to care for a hive. Watch while a hive is split and try the delicious honey.
Cost: $50
Book at: https://www.trybooking.com/499196

Lorne, near Port Macquarie, New South Wales
Thursday 14 November 2019, 9am - 4pm
Native bee workshop with Tim Heard
More information coming soon.

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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

14 September 2019, 9.30-3.30pm, OR
16 November 2019, 9.30-3.30pm.
Cost: $80
More details: https://www.acecolleges.edu.au/course-category/leisure-and-lifestyle/relaxation/benefits-of-keeping-native-bees-field-trip/

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