Australian Native Bee Association

Upcoming events

    • 7 Jul 2019
    • 13:00 - 15:00
    • THECA, 47 Fleming Rd, Chapel Hill QLD 4069

    Dr Romina Rader will speak on the role of native bees and other insects in pollination of crops in Australia. Romina is a Senior Lecturer in Community Ecology at the University of New England, Armidale. Her research interests include the identity and performance of insect pollinators in crops, plant-animal interactions and the response of biodiversity to landscape and environmental change. 

    Please contribute $2 for members of ANBA, or $5 for non-members. Light refreshments served.

    • 24 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 - 16:00
    • Calliope Garden Club, Bunting Park, Archer St, Calliope QLD 4680
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    Gladstone ANBA Workshop

    Attend this workshop to learn all about native bees, the solitary and social ones and how to propagate them.

    The stunning slide presentation will cover the topics of bee nesting biology, bee foraging biology, diversity of wild bees, importance of bees in natural systems, traditional stingless beekeeping around the world, modern stingless beekeeping in Australia, using stingless bees for pollination of gardens and farms, sugarbag honey and its properties, rescuing bees threatened in the wild, and more. In the practical sessions, we will open hives and observe the amazing structures within.

    We will demonstrate the various ways of propagating hives. You will pick up lots of tips on managing the native social bees, including how to extract honey from them.

    Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

    This workshop includes membership to the Australian Native Bee Association (valued at $50) for the all inclusive price of $70. 

    • 5 Dec 2019
    • 09:00
    • 7 Dec 2019
    • 17:00
    • St Leo's College, College Road, Saint Lucia QLD

    Beekeepers, farmers, educators, industry leaders and researchers are invited to share knowledge at the 2nd Australian Native Bee Conference. We will discuss  beekeeping, crop pollination, hive products and research, issues required to increase understanding and unlock the potential of our native bees. The conference and field trip will take place over three days, Thu 5th to Saturday 7th December 2019. Go to the conference website for more details:

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