Welcome to Bees Business

Upcoming Native Bee Seminars & Workshops

Seminars, Talks and other events coming up.

The Buzz on Native Bees at Mt Tomah
Mt Tomah winter Seminar

Jul 28 2018

Click on the picture for information and tickets.

Talking about Native Bees at Hornsby
Talking about Native Bees at Hornsby

Nov 3 2018

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Pollinator week at Mt Tomah

I will be at Mt Tomah on Nov 17 for a Pollinator Week event. Details will be provided once finalised.

Build a bee hotel workshop

To be held in Parramatta on Nov 18. Details will be provided once finalised.

It gets a bit quiet over the winter months but stay tuned and I will add information about future events on my Facebook page as they get closer. You don’t need a Facebook account to view my BeesBusiness page. Thanks.

Councils should have information about seminars on their “what's on” part of their website.

Seminars generally last 3 hours and cover just about all you need to know about bees, of all types.

I will post upcoming events on my facebook page, if the councils are happy for me to do so. A link is on the Home page

If you really wanted to have a seminar locally maybe you could contact your council.

Some comments on past workshops and Seminars

Rockdale City Council
  • The Native Bee workshop was very informative and engaging. The participants rated it as an excellent workshop and that they would definitely recommend it to their friends. Importantly the workshop provided simple actions that residents can do at home to provide habitat for native bees in their gardens.
Blue Mountains Home Education Network
  • “My kids are relatively workshop phobic, but they stayed and engaged the whole time which was great…”
  • “My kids made the bees kits, the 5 year old with help from me. They loved making them non–regular honey bee colour! I used the Bees Business website to help make them, which was easy to navigate and instructions were clear.”
  • “All the kids really loved making the bee nests on the day. That was such a great simple activity. We all have them hanging in our gardens. It is great because it keeps up their awareness and brings it into their everyday life. I have to say, bees are looked at differently in our household now. We spot them much more frequently and discuss their importance in the world.”
Ku–ring–gai Municipal Council
  • 82% rated Megan's presentation as Very Good or Excellent
  • “Loved it.”
  • “Very entertaining and informative; could see lots of other groups wanting to hear her speak.”

Past Seminars

A talk about bees and other beneficial insects for the U3A and Bathurst community.

Venue -, Bathurst Library Meeting Room.

Date - Monday the 12th of February 2018.

Time - 10am - 11:30am.

Native bee seminar-style presentation and hands-on workshop to get up close and personal with some important insects.

Venue - Berry region, NSW. Location to be advised.

Date - Friday the 1st of December 2017.

Time - 9am - 3pm.

Kurrajong a Buzz, community event with stalls and entertainment to celebrate Australian Pollinator Week

Venue - Kurrajong Village, Kurrajong Memorial Park and business precinct.

Date - Sunday the 19th of November 2017

Time - 10am - 2pm

Opening ceremony with the Major and Megan Halcroft

11.15am ‘What's buzzing you about Native bees’. A question and answer session with Megan Halcroft.

Native bee seminar-style presentation

Venue - Waratah education centre, Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens, Bells Line of Road, Mount Tomah.

Date - Saturday the 18th of November 2017.

Time - 10.30am - 1.30pm.

Cost - $25.

Native bee habitat making workshop

Celebrate Australian Pollinator Week on Sunday the 12th of November 2017, with the City of Sydney Council.

Venue - Sydney Park (location will be given on registration).

Date - Sunday 12th of November 2017.

Time - 9am - 12.30pm.

Cost - $10, to cover materials costs.

Native bee seminar-style presentation

To start the celebrations for Australian Pollinator Week, Fairfield City Council will be hosting a seminar-style presentation on Native Bees.

Venue - Nalawala Community centre, Cnr Moonlight & Greenfield roads, Prairiewood.

Date - Saturday 11th November.

Time - 9am - 12pm.

Central Tablelands Local Land Services is hosting a 2-day “Training the Trainers” workshop

Venue - Orange Agriculture Institute, Training Centre, 1447 Forest Road, Orange.

Dates - Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th of November 2017.

Times - 9am - 4pm each day.

LLS Flyer for Orange Seminar.

Native bee seminar and insect ID workshop

Young District Landcare is hosting two, 1-day workshops in the Young district.

Dates - Friday 13th or Saturday 14th of October 2017.

Time - 9am - 3pm

Workshops on Friday 28th July from 9am to 3pm at the Riverside Oval Clubhouse in Queenbeyan and Sunday the 30th of July 2017 in Michelago. Click on the image for the brochure to get locations and RSVP details.
A workshop at Braidwood Central School from 8:45am to 3:30pm on Saturday the 29th of July 2017. To register click here.
Saturday the 5th of August 2017 at the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens, Mount Tomah. To book click here.
Liverpool City Council flyer giving details of the Native Bee Seminar at Liverpool on 18th June 2016.
A talk to the Oberon Gardening club on 20th June 2016.
Environmental Art Workshop and Native Bee Seminar at Willoughby, 21st May 2016.
A workshop for the Wollongong Council, 10th April 2016.
The Wollongong City Council page This is a link to the Bees Business Facebook event for this workshop.
Boorowa Community Landcare Group, 2nd April 2016.
The Boorowa Community Landcare Group website.
Willoughby Fauna Fair, Sunday 20th March 2016.
Willoughby Councils events page for the Fair and their
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden at Mt. Tomah, Bees in your Garden. 1st November 2015.
The Mt Tomah event page for Bees in your garden.
A part of the Sydney City Farm Community Day Program. 21st Mar 2015 at 10am and 12. Not a seminar, instead a half hour talk on our Native Bees. "
Hornsby Council, 28th March 2015 at 1PM for 3 hours.
Hornsby Council
A workshop for the Central Tablelands Local Land Service based around using native pollinators in farming practices. 23rd Jan 2015 at 9am.
Sat 2nd May, City of Sydney Council, St Helen's Community Centre.
Blackheath Horticultural Society, 7th May 2015 at 10am for 2 hours.
22nd, 23rd May - I’ll be located at the Local Land Services stall
Willoughby Fauna Fair, Sunday 23rd August 2015.
Willoughby Councils events page for the Fair.