Bee ID with Toby Smith

Native Bee Identification, Ecology & Beekeeping with Tobias Smith This was a one day workshop held at Qld Uni with a short presentation covering the basics then in to the lab for a three hour bee identification session using Toby’s very own book “The Australian bee genera – An annotated, user friendly key“. The lab […]

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Qld Garden Expo 2021

Qld Garden Expo 2021 – Nambour I visited the Qld Garden Expo at Nambour Showgrounds to check in on Hive Haven’s stand and Tim Heard’s presentations. My first visit to the Nambour Expo, some said the numbers were down on previous years possibly to do with Covid. I thought it was pretty packed with long […]

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Gregs Native Bees

Greg’s Native Stingless Bees Greg loves his bees, and his logs… …He might have a thing for Fairy Houses on his hives as well! When I visited Greg’s Native Stingless Bees at Brighton just north of Brisbane he was eager to show me the interesting log hives he has scattered around the yard. The yard […]

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Honey Sample Collection

Tim Heard and his offsider Lachlan pictured extracting stingless bee honey and taking a small sample for Dean Haley who is collecting samples for various quality tests on behalf the Australian Native Bee Association. If you’d like to submit your honey for testing, talk to Dean before you start so you can find out the […]

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Goodrich Box Update

Goodrich box receives an update for 2020 New clear viewing window There’s a few updates for the box actually. While basically the same box design, there’s now a clear viewing window on top as pictured above. The round hole is for the honey jar which you can add later once the colony has established itself. […]

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