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Want to buy native bees and don’t know where to start?

Which bees do you like? There’s approximately 2000 species of native bees in Australia, most of those are Solitary Bees, with 11 species being Social Stingless Bees. Read More…


Bee Event – Canungra Qld 28-29 Feb

Quote from Alex
“Q & A with a stingless beekeeper? I’m all yours (after I’ve had my coffee) for our 2 day #beehealthy festival event on February 28th – 29th. We’ll also have some beautiful stingless bee hives on display thanks to Steve @nativebeehives, bee hotel workshops, and a beautiful selection of herbs and flowering plants (we’re all about bee-friendly gardening after all) thanks to @jasmineurbanfarm (@rachelguymer). Not only that, there will be European beekeepers also present to answer all your questions (if it’s the stinging variety of bees that float your boat). And more to come!
Bee free to share this with your bee-loving friends, garden-loving friends, or friends looking to spend some outdoor time with their bear cubs. See you at Little Bee’s Secret Garden on Feb 28 and 29!”


Display Tower with Frames

Sarah from Bee Yourself – Brisbane Native Bee Business, was looking for an observation hive so she could show her customers the inner workings of a Stingless Bee colony. We threw a few ideas around in a brainstorming session trying to achieve something that was easy and practical to use by way of being able to remove, split and swap frames. Read More…


Bumble Bees with Flavia

Flavia is a well known researcher in the Native bee community and gave a fascinating presentation to the Brisbane Branch of Australian Native Bee Association on her research on a few different species of Bumble Bees. Read More…


Solitary Bee Observation Block

Some Solitary Bees like Resin Bees will create their nest in small tunnels or grooves and for most of us it’s a mystery what happens inside the tunnels. This observation block allows the nests to be easily viewed without causing any disturbance or damage. Read More…


Little Bees Secret Garden

Alex loves all things nature including gardening and bees of course! In 2018 Alex took the leap and opened a small business called Little Bees Secret Garden in Canungra Qld, I dropped in for a coffee and chat, …. and delivered a bee hive roof! Read More…


Hour Glass Observation Hive

I’ve tried to keep the design as simple as possible and i think it should work well, look great and be re-usable for many years. The Cypress has been finished with Tung Oil so should be easy to maintain over the years. Click for more photos and info


Budding/Eduction Kit

I’ve stripped the design right down to simplify the construction while still providing the same result, an easy solution for Budding a native bee hive from another box or log. Read More…


Should you build or buy boxes?

Many new hive owners contemplate that question and probably never work out what to do or waste money heading in the wrong direction.Read More…


Routed Timber Signs

I’ve used some rough Cypress timber slabs here, putting them through the thicknesser to achieve a nice flat surface. The grain shows up really nicely on Cypress, as opposed to Hoop Pine which is fairly bland. Read More…


Australian Native Bee Hives – Design and Construction of Boxes  – Redcliffe Qld