We're excited to share the first six months of findings from our native bee citizen science project in a free public lecture  (lunch is included for in-person attendees).

  • The general public and citizen scientists registered for the project (aged 13 years plus) are welcome to attend in person or online.
  • If you join online via Zoom, we'll send you joining instructions once you've registered.
  • Please check your email address carefully before you submit your registration because this is the only way we'll communicate with you.

About Native bee workshops and lectures

Dr Tobias Smith from the School of Biological Sciences offers a range of native bee workshops for both university students and the wider community. 

In these workshops, participants are introduced to native bee taxonomy and taught the techniques involved in identifying different native bee species.

With over 1650 described bee species, the bees of Australia are more diverse than the birds and mammals combined. Through their pollination services, native bees are vital to the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems. Some native bee species also have important roles in crop pollination.

Researchers at the University of Queensland work on a number of different areas related to native bees, including bee ecology and evolution, bee behaviour, pollination of native and crop plants, honey chemistry and native bee outreach.