Native Bee Workshop

Local Native Bee expert, Dan Smailes will tell us all about:

  • the different types of Native Bees and the vital work they do in pollinating plants in our gardens
  • how to take care of them
  • how to split the hive each year
  • how to collect the honey they produce


Bookings are essential. Click here to return to workshop dates and booking link.

Maximum 35 attendees. Note: Booking fee is not refundable.

Venue:  Kimbriki Eco House & Garden

The Eco House & Garden Education Centre is located within the Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre, Kimbriki Road, Ingleside. Access is by vehicle only – as there is no pedestrian access to Kimbriki, please arrange to arrive by vehicle. Please enter via the Weighbridge and speak to the Operator before proceeding.

Dan Smailes runs Sydney Native Bees and is a true indigenous biodiversity advocate. Since discovering the essential link between native plant and endemic pollinator, Dan has solely focused his study on the essential role of native bees in Sydney’s suburban and industrialised environment. Through his recent contribution at Permaculture Northern Beaches and collaboration with Wildthings NSW, he has developed a unique understanding of ‘our’ Tetragonula Carbonaria colony behaviour, seasonal instinct and social patterns endemic to this region.