PNB has for five years had a native bee hive program where we distribute native bee hives to community gardens, community groups, and committed PNB members. We assist in hive splitting every spring usually in October or November and then re-distribute the split hives again throughout the Northern Beaches. Native bees are a keystone species in our local area - they are vital for the biodiversity of our native flora due to their role as pollinators. To keep a native bee hive you are playing a direct role in protecting the biodiversity of the Northern Beaches.

This workshop is building the hive boxes for the native bees so as we can be prepared for the hive split season ahead and pass on these skills to people in the PNB community. Hives are split on average every 1-2 years.

If you would like to attend this workshop please contact:

You can also be involved in watching a hive split and workshop in the spring when we will use these boxes.

If you would like to know more about the PNB bee program please contact our bee team leader Paul Hoskinson at: