Are Male Stingless Bees Evicted?

What are your observations? If you have any information please let me know… The theory you may hear on social media… “Male bees are kicked out of the hive in winter because there’s not enough resources in the hive to support the useless males” “Males leave the hive for mating and aren’t allowed back in […]

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Hive Temperature Winter

Lets make another “Can of worms” chart! There’s so many variables, you can not fairly say one hive is better or worse than another one but you can note and explain individual characteristics of each hive/box . The chart doesn’t make the comparison, it simply shows the sensor results. Variables to consider which make comparisons […]

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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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