Upcoming events

    • 20 Aug 2022

    The Wide Bay Branch is holding its AGM on Saturday 20th August 2022 at the Secretary's residence. Contact the secretary (that’s me, Stephen) on curran86@bigpond.net.au for details. While this is the AGM, the Branch welcomes ideas from members on the upcoming year and encourages and welcomes members to attend this meeting to put forward their ideas.  

    One project that is progressing is the placement of Native Bee Hives in Schools. If someone has a passion for this and would like to take lead with this, then please make your intentions known either to the Secretary or at the meeting.

    From Stephen Curran, Secretary, Wide Bay Branch

    For more info on branch activities, visit our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Australian-native-bee-association-Wide-bay-branch-112512193439742
    • 17 Sep 2022
    • 10:00 (AEST)
    • Royal Botanic Garden, the Palace Rose Garden Pavilion

    The Sydney Native Bee Community (Sydney branch of the ANBA) AGM 

    Please join us at our Annual General Meeting, 17th September at 10:00am at the Royal Botanic Garden, the Palace Rose Garden Pavilion.

    Contact Natalie on 0408 284 858 if you have any questions or suggestions. 


    • 15 Oct 2022
    • 13:00 - 17:00 (AEDT)
    • Coffs Harbour Butterfly House 5 Strouds Rd, Bonville NSW
    • 27
    Register

    Rescheduled from 27 Feb due to floods

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

    Starting time and place 1pm at the South Coffs Community Garden, Bruce King Dr, Boambee East NSW. At 2pm, we travel to the Coffs Harbour Butterfly House 5 Strouds Rd, Bonville NSW for lecture, afternoon tea and more demos. 

    Presenter is Dr Tim Heard,  an entomologist, stingless bee keeper and promoter of native bees for pollination, education and conservation. 

    Copies of The Australian Native Bee Book, will be available for sale, $35.

    If you have a hive that you would like to divide, you can bring to the workshop. But please contact Tim@sugarbag.net, or 0434416053, to arrange it.

    Price for members of the Australian Native Bee Association. $45, non-members $60. If you are not yet a member, join here, https://australiannativebee.org.au/join-us, wait until you are approved, then return to buy ticket. NB if you are not yet a member, it's a smart choice to join first, it will save you money.

    Price includes delicious afternoon tea. 

    Enquiries to Monica Rich, 0419298586, or email monicarich00@gmail.com.

Past events

13 Aug 2022 Rockhampton branch AGM
7 Aug 2022 Brisbane branch August meeting
4 Aug 2022 Mid North Coast branch Annual General Meeting
24 Jul 2022 Coffs Harbour branch Annual General Meeting
16 Jul 2022 Cassowary Coast July meeting
8 Jul 2022 ANBA at the Queensland Garden Expo
3 Jul 2022 Brisbane branch July meeting
11 Jun 2022 3rd Australian Native Bee Conference
28 May 2022 Cassowary Coast branch May meeting
28 May 2022 Gladstone Branch meeting
14 May 2022 Rockhampton Branch meeting
1 May 2022 Brisbane branch May meeting
3 Apr 2022 Brisbane branch April meeting
26 Mar 2022 Native bee workshop, Bundaberg Qld
6 Mar 2022 Cancelled: Brisbane branch March meeting
25 Feb 2022 Native bee workshop, Mid North Coast, NSW
19 Feb 2022 Native bee Workshop, Bundaberg Qld
6 Feb 2022 Brisbane branch February meeting
5 Feb 2022 Cassowary Coast branch meeting
5 Feb 2022 Sydney branch February Meeting
5 Dec 2021 Brisbane branch December meeting HIVE COMPETITION
4 Dec 2021 Sydney Native Bee Community AGM
20 Nov 2021 Native bee information display
7 Nov 2021 ANBA AGM and Brisbane branch November meeting
17 Oct 2021 Coffs Harbour Branch workshop
9 Oct 2021 Cassowary Coast Branch Meeting
9 Oct 2021 Information stall be at Plantapalooza, Rocklea, Brisbane
3 Oct 2021 Brisbane branch October meeting
11 Sep 2021 POSTPONED until Feb 2022, Native bee workshop ANBA Mid-north Coast
11 Sep 2021 Cassowary Coast Branch Annual General Meeting
5 Sep 2021 Brisbane branch September meeting
25 Jul 2021 Native bee workshop, Cairns
24 Jul 2021 Native bee workshop, Innisfail
4 Jul 2021 Brisbane branch July meeting
20 Jun 2021 Coffs Harbour Branch meeting
13 Jun 2021 Rockhampton Branch meeting
6 Jun 2021 Brisbane branch June meeting
23 May 2021 World Bee Day, ANBA at Northey Street Market
2 May 2021 Brisbane branch May meeting- “Using DNA metabarcoding to identify plants used by Australian stingless and solitary bees” by Rachele Wilson
17 Apr 2021 Into the Bush: In search for local Metallic Carpenter Bees
11 Apr 2021 Brisbane branch April meeting - My experiences with PNG bees by Matthew Middleton
13 Mar 2021 Native bee workshop
7 Mar 2021 Trehalulose, a sweet but healthy sugar in stingless bee honey
28 Feb 2021 Native bee workshop at Coffs Harbour
27 Feb 2021 Native bee workshop ANBA Mid-north Coast
7 Feb 2021 February Brisbane branch meeting
6 Dec 2020 ANBA AGM and Hive exhibition
3 Dec 2020 Mid-north Coast branch meeting with Gail albertoni
28 Nov 2020 Bundaberg Native bee workshop
8 Nov 2020 Bee conservation in action
8 Nov 2020 AGM Brisbane Branch ANBA
10 Oct 2020 ANBA Wide Bay Branch Annual General Meeting
4 Oct 2020 Our Journey with Stingless Bees, by Greg and Jennifer Shea
6 Sep 2020 Let me tell ya 'bout the nuts and the bees and the flowers and the trees
23 Aug 2020 CANCELLED Rockhampton Native bee workshop
9 Aug 2020 World of Meliponini // LIVE feed // Francisco Garcia Bulle Bueno
9 Aug 2020 Brisbane branch meeting and viewing and viewing of World of Meliponini // Live feed
2 Aug 2020 Cancelled: Brisbane branch monthly meeting and viewing of Bees of Eora, Sydney Native Bee Art Exhibition
5 Jul 2020 Genomics of stingless bees by James Hereward, Monthly meeting
7 Jun 2020 Monthly live online meeting
3 May 2020 Live online meeting with Kit Prendergast
1 Mar 2020 Brisbane branch March meeting featuring Brian Cutting
22 Feb 2020 WIDE BAY BRANCH EVENT
9 Feb 2020 ANBA Rocky Branch Meeting
2 Feb 2020 Brisbane branch February meeting featuring Flavia Massaro
7 Dec 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Australian Native Bee Association
5 Dec 2019 2nd Australian Native Bee Conference
4 Dec 2019 Meeting to form a Wide Bay branch
8 Nov 2019 Gladstone Branch event
7 Nov 2019 Mid North Coast NSW Branch meeting
3 Nov 2019 Brisbane branch November meeting featuring Alex Derrick and Kupae
6 Oct 2019 Brisbane Branch October meeting
25 Aug 2019 Rockhampton ANBA workshop
24 Aug 2019 Gladstone ANBA workshop
4 Aug 2019 Brisbane branch August meeting, featuring Stingless bee Honey
7 Jul 2019 Brisbane branch meeting, featuring Seminar on Native bees for crop pollination by Romina Rader
8 Jun 2019 The Amateur Beekeepers Association of NSW Annual conference
2 Jun 2019 General meeting of Brisbane Branch (ANBA Inc.)
5 May 2019 General meeting of Brisbane Branch ANBA

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