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The 2nd Australian Native Bee Conference

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The 2nd Australian Native Bee Conference

Time: December 5, 2019 to December 7, 2019
Location: University of Qld
City/Town: St Lucia
Website or Map: https://australiannativebeeco…
Event Type: conference
Organized By: Sugarbag Bees and University of Sydney
Latest Activity: Jun 8, 2019

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Event Description

  • University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane
  • Thu 5th Dec – Sat 7th Dec 2019
  • Bee Identification Workshop on Sun 8thDec 2019


The Australian Native Bee Association Inc invites beekeepers, farmers,, educators, industry leaders and researchers to share knowledge at the 2nd Australian Native Bee Conference. We will discuss issues required to increase understanding and unlock the potential of our native bees, a valuable but under-utilized natural resource.

The conference and field trip will take place over three days, Thu 5th to Saturday 7th December 2019.

Field Trip

The field trip will take us to a farm on the Sunshine Coast on the afternoon of Thursday 6th December 2019. At the macadamia, avocado and lychee farm you will see hive shelters for communal housing of stingless bee hives. You will observe methods for hive propagation. We will discuss placement and management of hives on farms. The farmer will give his perspective on stingless bees for pollination. Lunch will be provided. Cost is $60. Make your booking as an Extra on the registration form.

Shoulder event: Bee Identification Workshop

Are you interested in a half day bee ID workshop at University of Queensland on Sunday 8th December? It will consist of a lecture on diversity and anatomy, followed by lab based diagnostics with reference collections and keys. Contact: Dr Tobias Smith (

Curious about the conference?

Get a feel for the 1st Australian Native Bee Conference that took place on the Gold Coast, Queensland on Sunday 1 July 2018, followed by a field trip on Monday 2 July 2018.

Find out more about your host, The Australian Native Bee Association, here.

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