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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…


Giorgio Venturieri’s Nativo

I had the pleasure of catching up with Giorgio and had a great chat about his own design of native bee boxes. Originally from Brazil where he has had many years experience researching native bees and developing the industry, he just recently moved to Australia permanently with his family in search of a better lifestyle. Read More…


Krystal’s Woodburning

Krystal does wood burning, known as “Pyrography”, burning all kinds of things from the chicken signs mentioned previously to kitchen cutting boards, wooden spoons or basically anything that can be burnt. Krystal is the creative type so enjoys the process which can take hours to days to finish the product to a high standard. Read More…


Native Bee Club Hive Expo

The Brisbane Native Bee Keepers Club filled the room with their annual Hive Exhibition at the Hut at Mt Cootha. (THECA)

Doug Irvine was guest Judge and also displayed some of his boxes, honey frames and honey extraction process which he showed how he loads the honey frame in to a stainless steel case and spins it by hand. Read More…


Honey Trays

I thought i’d check on the Honey Tray progress. I made a bit of a mess taking them apart as the honey pots broke open and spilled honey all over the place. This is ok because it was completely separate from the internals of the colony. I placed the honey frames on a mesh grid to drain the honey. Read More…


Octagonal Boxes

A friend – Krystal, wanted to try some wood burning (Pyrography) on these boxes so she’s had them for a while burning the designs on. Below is one of the boxes with a floral design. It looks great. Read More…



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