Flooded Hive Box

The video shows the bees repairing and rebuilding their colony after water had entered the hive box during heavy rain. If your hive box was completely submerged in flood water it’s likely the colony will not survive. It’s up to you if you want to take steps to check inside. If the bees are still […]

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Phorid Fly – Pest

Pests to native stingless bee colonies! About half the size of a stingless bee and they move very quickly, jumping around inside the hive box. The stingless bees do seem to chase the flies but the flies are too fast to be caught. The flies will run around the inside the colony laying eggs everywhere […]

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Sensors and Data Logging

This article is about the sensors, not specific boxes or tests. There will be other articles that follow the progress of particular boxes in more detail. The Sensors Sensors I’ve used here are called: INKBIRD Bluetooth Temp Humidity Sensor Digital Data Logger Thermometer Recorder. These sell at $35 each (April 2022 – price has gone […]

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Cadaghi Seed & Resin

The contraversial topic of the Cadaghi – Corymbia torelliana Native to North Queensland, it’s classed as a weed in areas like Brisbane. It’s been widely used in private gardens and by councils over the years on footpaths and parks so it’s scattered everywhere around Brisbane and likely here to stay. Seeds Stingless Bees like the […]

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Honey Super Designs & Testing

////\\\\ Article under construction – I need to add results after a year or two. Stingless Bees can create their honey pots everywhere within the hive but it’s commonly thought they will store their honey further away from the entrance, and place Pollen nearer the entrance. (See photo below that displays this) For “optimum” pure […]

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