Jul
29
12:00 PM12:00

Sugarbag Bees Workshop

Griffith Uni, Nathan, Queensland
Sunday, 29 July 12 noon to 3pm
Griffith Uni Eco Centre, Building N68,
170 Kessels Rd, Nathan
Presenter: Tobias Smith
Are you interested in keeping native stingless bees for fun, honey production, conservation or pollination? Come along to this workshop and 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.

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Jun
20
to Jun 23

Australian Bee Conference - June 2018

The Third Australian Bee Congress will be held at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast Queensland from Wednesday 27 June to Saturday 30 June 2018. The theme for the Congress will be Pollination and Beekeeping for the Future. “The committee is working towards providing a program that is both educational and empowering, especially in the field of providing pollination services,” Ben Hooper said. “So at this time we would ask you to put the date in your diary for 2018 and spread the word to all beekeepers, both here in Australia and overseas.” This conference is aimed a honeybee keepers but will have plenty of interest for native bee keepers also. There are plans afoot for a half day seminar running concurrently at the same venue especially for native bees. Watch this newsletter for more information and check out congress information at http://honeybee.org.au/3rd-australian-bee-congress/
 

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Jan
13
9:00 AM09:00

Stingless Beekeeping Workshops by Tim Heard or Tobias Smith

WORKSHOPS ON STINGLESS BEEKEEPING
BY TIM HEARD and/or TOBIAS SMITH
http://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.

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.
https://www.facebook.com/YandinaCommunityGardens

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

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Oct
28
12:00 AM00:00

Tamborine Sustainable Gardening Society - Native Bee Talk

Russel Zable will be talking about native bees at the Tamborine Sustainable Gardening Society on October 28th,

Please contact Russel or Janine direct for more information

Russell & Janine Zabel
Keepers of Australian Stingless Native Bees
3597 Warrego Highway
Hatton Vale, Queensland, Australia, 4341
Mobile 0404 892139

E-Mail    bees@zabel.com.au
Web Site   www.zabel.com.au

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Oct
22
to Oct 23

Stingless Bee Workshop - A chance to construct your own hive!

Stingless Bee workshop: a chance to construct your hive. 

Millen Farm has scheduled this special workshop for a full day on October 22 and a second 1/2 day in November, presented by Bob Luttrell (Bob the Beeman).  During this workshop participants will construct their own hive to Bob's hive dimensions - Bob prepares the parts as a 'flat-pack'.  Participants will also learn about understanding and caring for the bees tuned into Bob's philosophy, and will propagate a colony into the new hive.  This is a two-day workshop, so there is plenty of time to pick Bob's brains and expertise.  Millen Farm purposefully limits the number of places at workshops to give everyone the best opportunity for making the most of the experience. 

For further details go to the Millen Farm website:

http://www.millenfarm.org/workshops/build-an-australian-bee-box-hive-200-345-total-545-35805744947/ 

or visit the Millen Farm facebook 'events' page. 

Further to this workshop, in 2018, there will also be an opportunity to attend an additional workshop about harvesting the stingless bee honey using Bob's honey-collecting frames.

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Sep
3
1:00 PM13:00

Brisbane Native Beekeepers Club Meeting

Next BNBeeC meeting:  3 September 2017. (First Sunday of the month) 1pm – 3pm

FATHERS DAY

THECA (The Hut Environmental And Community Assn) 47 Fleming Rd, Chapel Hill, Brisbane.

$4 donation – Visitors welcome. Tea, Coffee bikkies and great conversation provided!

Speakers: The Dean Haley and Nick Powell Variety Show!  Dean and Nick will share some of their tips, observations and innovations. The talk will cover a variety of topics ranging from boxes, to pests, to bee husbandry techniques. Dean and Nick will bring along plenty of show and tell items as well. Be prepared for a ton of information from these really knowledgeable and enthusiastic blokes!
 

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Aug
18
12:00 AM00:00

Sugarbag Native Bee workshops

Workshops: Sugar Bag Bees native bee workshops (A mix of slide shows and practical sessions)

18 Aug, 2017 – Ashgrove Library, Brisbane

30 Sep, 2017 – Northey Street City Farm, Brisbane

Start and finish times are not correct. Contact the organisers directly for details and to register. For more information about workshops visit the Sugarbag Bees Facebook Page If you wish to know when the workshops details have been finalised and you are able to register, then like their facebook page and receive posts.

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Aug
5
12:00 AM00:00

Sugarbag Native bee workshops

Workshops: Sugar Bag Bees native bee workshops (A mix of slide shows and practical sessions)

5 Aug, 2017 – Nundah Library, Brisbane

18 Aug, 2017 – Ashgrove Library, Brisbane

30 Sep, 2017 – Northey Street City Farm, Brisbane

Start and finish times are not correct. Contact the organisers directly for details and to register. For more information about workshops visit the Sugarbag Bees Facebook Page If you wish to know when the workshops details have been finalised and you are able to register, then like their facebook page and receive posts.

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