Upcoming events

    • 27 Feb 2021
    • 10:00 - 16:00 (UTC+11:00)
    • Community Hall, 943 Stewarts River Rd, Lorne NSW 2439
    • 40
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    Native bee workshop ANBA Mid-north Coast

    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.

    Refreshments provided 

    Presenter is Dr Tim Heard, an entomologist, long term stingless bee keeper, promoter of native bees, president of the Australian Native Bee Association and author of The Australian Native Bee Book, which he will have 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 to arrange it.

    Price for members of the Australian Native Bee Association. $20, non-members $100. Join here, https://australiannativebee.org.au/join-us

    Enquiries to DIANE NORRIS <diane.beewild@gmail.com

    • 28 Feb 2021
    • 10:00 - 15:00 (UTC+11:00)
    • Coffs Harbour botanical gardens
    • 35
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    Coffs Harbour Native bee workshop

    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.

    BYO refreshments. 

    Presenter is Dr Tim Heard, an entomologist, long term stingless bee keeper, promoter of native bees, president of the Australian Native Bee Association and author of The Australian Native Bee Book, which he will have 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 to arrange it.

    Price for members of the Australian Native Bee Association. $10, non-members $50. Join here, https://australiannativebee.org.au/join-us

    In the final 30 minutes, we will have a discussion about forming a local branch of the ANBA. 

    Enquiries to Monica Rich, monicarich00@gmail.com

    • 31 Dec 2021
    • 14:00 - 15:30 (UTC+11:00)
    • Live on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/Australian.Native.Bee.Association

    Note that this event has been postponed from its original date of 25 October until a date in 2021 yet to be determined. 

    This monthly meeting of the Australian Native Bee Association is coming to you from Sydney. It is titled "Bees of Eora, Sydney Native Bee Art Exhibition" (Eora is the indigenous word for Sydney area). Hosted by the one and only Costa Georgiadis from Gardening Australia. A dozen local artists from Sydney area, including Gina Cranson, will be showcasing their work in an outdoor setting at a local regional botanical garden. Attendance in person is limited to Sydney branch members of ANBA; but the live stream will be unrestricted. 

    To attend in person: Limited to Sydney branch members of ANBA 

    To attend online Live stream: Simply go to the ANBA Facebook page at the date and time and you will see the Live event, https://www.facebook.com/Australian.Native.Bee.Association. The event will be recorded to watch later. Our Live events are interactive, you can ask questions by typing them on the post during the live stream. All welcome, but please show your supporting by joining our association, https://australiannativebee.org.au/.

Past events

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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