If you’re interested in native beekeeping, insect biology or ecology, you will enjoy this free public lecture introducing you to the lives and diversity of Australian native bees. All are welcome, and this lecture is suitable for anyone 13+ years old who is keen to find out what the buzz about our native bees is all about.

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You can attend in person or online via Zoom. In-person attendees are entered into a prize draw at the end of the lecture.

We'll email you instructions to join the online on in-person lecture after 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 is offering a range of native bee workshops for both university students and for 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.


Online and in-person. Room TBC