Native Bee Seminar at Glenbrook.

Hello, everyone,

This is just to let you know that there are still places left for the Native Bee Seminar, scheduled for Saturday 19 October 2013, at Glenbrook. I have attached the flyer again for your convenience. Some of you will already have registered, and your place has been confirmed.

Although you may not be interested at the moment, you may like to tell a friend about the day.

Australian native bees of the Sydney, Blue Mountains and Illawarra regions

Date: Saturday, 19 October 2013

Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Cost: $50.00 per person  or $90.00 per couple (see payment details below)

Venue: Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve. See details of the venue below

Address: Great Western Highway, Opposite the Tourist Information Centre, Glenbrook NSW Enter ‘Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve’ for directions on Google maps.

Course outline: The following topics will be covered.

  • The importance of bees in our environment: including honey bees, stingless bees, semi-social and solitary bees
  • How bees contribute to biodiversity in the ecosystem
  • The economic importance of bees in our world
  • The pollinator crisis worldwide
  • How bees improve crop production
  • Some anatomical adaptations that make bees the best pollinators in the world
  • How to identify some of the native bees in your own garden
  • How to attract native bees into your garden
  • How to conserve and provide habitat for native bees
  • View the inside of a stingless bee (Austroplebeia australis) nest
  • How to make native bee nests, from the basic to the beautiful

Included in the seminar

Each registered participant (couples see ‘Couples offer’, below) will receive a compilation CD ROM, containing the ‘Native Bees of the Sydney Region: A Field Guide’, distributed by Aussie Bee, a guide to making resin bee and reed bee nests, a guide to maintaining your solitary bee nests and basic notes from the seminar to jog your memory. You will also be put into the draw to win the lucky door prize: a hardwood solitary bee nest to take home, worth $60.

Couples offer

Each couple receives only one CD, thus the $10.00 discounted price

We are very fortunate to be able to use the delightful facilities located within the Glenbrook reserve. The venue ensures an intimate and personal atmosphere, which affords participants the opportunity to ask all those native bee questions they’ve always wanted answered. A substantial morning tea will be provided, to ensure you have the energy to get through the whole three-hour session.

Merchandise available for purchase at the seminar

Solitary bee nests

  • Drilled hardwood block with roof: $60 each
  • Drilled hardwood block no roof: $30 each

Bee hotel (please let me know if you are interested in purchasing prior to event): $250 each

Reed bee nests bundle: $5 each

Native bee mobile kit, for children: $10 each

Product details available at