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I’ve made or bought an empty box, where can I get bees from? Native Stingless Bees will always come in a box or log of their own. You can’t make or buy an empty box and then buy bees by themselves later. Empty boxes sold by box makers are intended

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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

Pesticides, Mosquito Control & Native Bees

There’s been plenty of concerns over the years about council spraying mangrove areas with pesticides to control mosquitos and if it has any adverse effects on our native stingless bees. Dr Brian Johnson (QIMRB) and Dr James Hereward (UQ) presented their

In The Shed with Doug Irvine – Video Series

In this four part video series Doug covers various hive building subjects… Trailer – 30 seconds Video 1 – Dougs Shed Tour – 20mins Video 2 – Basic Joints – 12mins Video 3 – Finger Joints – 20mins Video 4

Research Before Buying Bee Hotels

Bee Hotels are great for providing extra habitat for certain species of native bees, but, there can be misunderstanding or misinformation in advertising about bee hotels so it’s important to do some research before buying or making one. Most native

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