Upcoming events

    • 4 Dec 2022
    • 13:00
    • Moorooka
    • 10

    Brisbane branch Christmas BBQ

    When: Sunday 4 December 2022 from 1pm AEST (Qld time). The event will not zoomed.

    Where: Moorooka, on the verandah of a member’s home. The address will be sent to registrants a few days before.

    Who: Limited to the first 30 to register. 

    What: Our branch social festive season event. We will provide BBQ sausages, salad and drinks. We have not scheduled any specific demonstrations or talks but we might hear from a few members, contact Dean if you want to present something, josephhale67@gmail.com.

    • 10 Dec 2022
    • 09:00
    • 7 Lace Flower Crt. North Rockhampton

    Rockhampton Branch meeting and hive display

    Saturday, 22 December 2022, 9.00am

    7 Lace Flower Crt. North Rockhampton (There will be an ANBA banner attached to the front of the house). Host is Lloyd Younger, email: rockyyoungers@hotmail.com

    Morning Tea: Please bring a plate of finger food to share

    Hive display. Members, please bring your current hive design

    • 28 Jan 2023
    • 10:00 - 16:00
    • Lorne Recreation Centre, Stewarts River Road, Lorne NSW
    • 40

    There are some 1,700 species of Australian Native Bees. Can you name ten? Most native bee species are solitary but some live in colonies including those we can keep in hives in our gardens. Come and learn more about our native bees noting that it is more essential than ever to get to know and understand these wonderful pollinators and their importance in our environment.

    Tim’s stunning slide presentation will cover the topics of bee nesting biology, bee foraging behaviour, the diversity of wild bees and their importance in our environment. He will also tell us about traditional stingless beekeeping in other countries, modern stingless beekeeping in Australia, rescuing bees and much more.

    Tim is an entomologist, ex-CSIRO research scientist and a long-term stingless bee keeper. He has presented workshops and seminars for more than 20 years on bees and keeping stingless bees in particular.  He is the author of The Australian Native Bee Book – a best seller and multi-award winner.

    When: Saturday 28th January, 2023

    Time: 10am to 4pm (please arrive 9.30am sharp)

    Where: Lorne Recreation Centre, Stewarts River Road, Lorne NSW 

    What’s included: Tim’s comprehensive workshop, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Tim’s book and equipment etc. are extra.

    For additional information or queries please contact

    Diane Norris (Mid North Coast NSW chair) – mob: 0422 639 336

    • 5 Feb 2023
    • 10:00 - 16:00
    • Bulimba Community Centre

    Sunday 5 February 2023, at Brisbane’s Bulimba Community Centre and Memorial Park.

    Planning is cranking up for the new grass-roots event which will celebrate all aspects of native bees.

    Attendees will experience Welcome to Country, indigenous cultural native bee dance, Hive exhibition, information stands, commercial displays, talks, honey tasting, live out-door demonstrations of native bee keeping methods, food and coffee trucks, etc. Hit us with any ideas you have to make this day memorable.

    We have formed a planning committee and are thrilled that a new member of the Brisbane branch executive, Nina Rodgers, has volunteered. Nina brings skills in event management. Max (Kupae) Dillon, a Kombumerri man brings his indigenous perspective to the team. Dean Haley and Tim Heard round off the committee which is meeting weekly to get things going.

    Note that a central part of this event will be a hive competition. The Brisbane branch has been offering this event annually since 2018 and it just keeps getting better. So please start thinking about what you can bring to this inaugural event.

    Visit our website for updates: https://www.anba.org.au/anba-expo/ 

Past events

26 Nov 2022 Native Bee Workshop, Bundaberg Qld
20 Nov 2022 Coffs Harbour Branch meeting
13 Nov 2022 Cairns branch meeting and workshop
12 Nov 2022 Cassowary Coast branch meeting and workshop
6 Nov 2022 Brisbane branch Nov meeting, ft Sarah Hamilton
25 Oct 2022 Sydney Native Bee Community AGM
15 Oct 2022 Native bee workshop, Coffs Harbour, NSW
2 Oct 2022 ANBA AGM with invited speaker
1 Oct 2022 Cassowary Coast Annual General Meeting
17 Sep 2022 Sydney Native Bee Community AGM
11 Sep 2022 Field trip to a macadamia farm
10 Sep 2022 Cassowary Coast September meeting
4 Sep 2022 Gladstone branch Annual General Meeting
20 Aug 2022 Wide Bay branch Annual General Meeting
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
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