Macadamia Farm – ANBA Visit Photos

A great day out at a Glasshouse Mountains Macadamia farm yesterday with the Australian Native Bee Association. A good turn out with a few new faces. Here’s a bunch of photos from the day. It was good to hear from the fifth generation farm owner Ben talk about the farming

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Hivecraft

The new box shop! I am now full time boxes so I thought i’d try separating the shop out and make it a stand alone entity! As I now have more time to dedicate to bees and boxes I’ll be

Bee Apocalypse – Video

An excellent video from Sabine Hossenfelder dispelling a lot of the myths about the decline of bees.

Always Buy With A Guarantee!

Always buy a stingless bee colony from a reputable seller AND more importantly check there is some kind of guarantee. Either refund, replacement or remedy the situation by allowing the seller to restock the box. Newcomers to native bees might

Tough Year For The Bees

With extended heavy rain and cold periods, native bees have had it pretty rough for the last year. Foraging times have been short and food resources low. It’s likely there will be quite a few colony loses. If your colony

MURRURN | Native Bee Project – video

A nicely filmed short video helping out native bees after bushfires. Megan Halcroft worked with the Murrurn community on bushfire recovery projects. Direct link: https://vimeo.com/715861371/66d0956757

Honey Jar Trial Update 2022

My simple honey jar trials… I set up two hives with three honey jars on each. The idea was to check the ratio of pollen vs honey from front to back jars. I’ve seen people say the jars get too

Industry Box Standard

Image: Cracking Box. Art by David Nash https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/cracking-box-259130 There is no industry standard when it comes to native bee boxes and design is a can of worms… There’s lots of people making and selling native bee boxes, registered businesses and

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Overheat & mould

Everything in this hive was in great condition with no pests, a good amount of

Plants for Bees

Start a Bee Garden!! … Start getting your bee garden prepared. Here’s a list of

Building & Tests

Brood Supports

Under continuous development – newer posts at the top, oldest at the bottom of the

Accoya Wood

Alex of Spicers Hollow Native Bees dropped in some Accoya offcuts. I plan to make