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Enter the Bee Garden Competition!

See all information here.. https://www.nativebeehives.com/bee-garden-challenge/


Gooodrich Box receives updates

There’s a few updates for the box actually. While basically the same box design, there’s now a clear viewing window on top as pictured above. The round hole is for the honey jar which you can add later once the colony has established itself.There’s a few updates for the box actually. While basically the same box design, there’s now a clear viewing window on top as pictured above. Read more…


Alex – Little Bees at Tullamore Farm

Alex did a fantastic job educating the attendees about our Native Bees, covering Social and Solitary Bee species. The morning session focused on Stingless Bees, the roles of different bees within colonies, the Queens dramatic and dangerous life and the quest of the male bees to mate and create a new Queen. Click for heaps of photos and info


Species Takeover

It’s not uncommon for different species to take over another colony. Some say hockingsi are more likely to take over carbonaria, and some say the opposite, maybe it’s more likely that a strong colony will take over a weaker colony of either species. I just know that they can bite! Read More…


New to Native Bees?

As a buyer you have a duty of care, once you have bees you should keep learning how to best care for them.

Read this article to learn the basics of Native Bees in Australia Read More…


Sugarbag Bees Observation Box

I visited Sugarbag Bees to grab some info and photos of the new Observation Box. Read the article…


Stingless Bees – FAQs

We have 11 species of Stingless Bees in Australia. This article covers one of the most popular species that people will keep in their back yards – Tetragonula Carbonaria – common to Brisbane and Sydney. Read the article…


Honey Storage Trials

Now i’m sure we’re not breaking new ground here and some of this info wont be anything new to the very experienced. I just didn’t have the info on this site yet so just out of interest i’ll do a few trials over time and add info and photos to this article. Read More…


Outhouse Hive

I’ve been playing with the design trying to develop a cheaper and more simple version, but i seemed to have gone off track and made it more complex. A timber roof makes the box more kid friendly, instead of rusty tin. White paint for the main body, stained timber roof and splash of colour on the boots to brighten things up. Read More….


Fairy Door Hive

Update 22/08/2020. I have connected the box up as a Budding / Eduction hive. The bees have finally found the exit and there’s now plenty of traffic. Read the article here..


Observation Tower…

Treasure Chests

Deliveries…