Conference 2022

The 1st Australian Native Bee Conference

The 1st Australian Native Bee Conference, a satellite event of the Australian Bee Congress, took place at the RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland, on Sunday 1 July 2018, followed by a Field trip on Monday 2 July 2018.

An exciting package of speakers was programmed. Read the Abstracts, and speaker biographies:

The preceding Australian Bee Congress, which focussed on honey bees, also hosted two symposia on native stingless Bees the day before, Saturday 30 June 2018, at the same venue. Many attendees joined both events.


What a brilliant conference!!! It was wonderful to be a part of the first Australian native bee conference and to learn and share with so many in our field! – Amelie Vanderstock, Phd Candidate

Everyone I’ve spoken to has been excitedly raving about the conference and I’d have to agree, it was quite an event and well worth attending for many different reasons. Bring on the next one! – Steve Flavel,

Many thanks for sending me the two copies of the Conference program. You have done a fabulous job of it, with great photos and an attractive layout. I am very pleased to have these copies to keep as a souvenir and reference material from this event. – Anne Dollin, Australian Native Bee Research Centre

The field trip included attending a hive exhibition at a bee yard on the Gold Coast, lunch at Tropical Fruit World, followed by a trip to a macadamia farm near Byron Bay to observe native bee hive propagation and management. Hosts for the day were Drs Tim Heard and Tobias Smith.

Images and Review 2018

For images and a review of the first conference see:

Talented shutterbug James Dorey has set up this gallery of images from the first conference.