Dr Tobias Smith is a bee researcher, educator and stingless bee keeper based on the Gold Coast. Tobias’s research interests focus on wild bees in agricultural landscapes, crop pollination by native bees, and native bee diversity and ecology.
As an educator Tobias presents native bee and pollination workshops to community groups and schools, primarily through his business Bee Aware Kids.
Tobias keeps stingless native bee hives around south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales, and also helps to manage the hives of others as a stingless beekeeping consultant to crop growers and beekeepers. Tobias is the author of The Australian Bee Genera: An Annotated, User-Friendly Key.