So you want to buy some native bees?

Hopefully this article will get you started in the right direction. This page lightly touches on everything from Bee species through workshops, publications and clubs. Which bees do you like? There’s over 2000 species of native bees in Australia, most of those are Solitary Bees, with 11 species being Social…

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Brood Temperature Monitoring

David at Northside Native Bees is a bit of a wiz with gadgets and has built his own monitoring system. The device measures outside temperature and also Brood temperature. The information is sent via wifi to his computer then updates his website every six minutes.     Below: Previously the…

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Pollination Box – Getting Bees in!

I recently purchased a new Pollination Box sold by Sugarbag Bees because i was interested in the design of the box. This box is designed with the purpose for crop pollination on farms. It’s a PVC construction and has no honey super top frame so isn’t intended for honey extraction. The box is…

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Log Cabin – Hive Duplication

I decided to set up one of my Log Cabins for Budding (Hive Duplication). This process could be done with just about any kind of empty box. I thought it might be better to do it this way than to split a hive because then you will have to split it…

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