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Industry Stakeholder Meeting 2024

An industry stakeholder meeting was held in March 2024 to explore the future possibilities of stingless bees and agriculture in Australia, titled “Supporting the health and expansion of the Australian stingless bee industry“. With funding

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The Great Guarantee Debate

Should sellers offer a guarantee on stingless bee colonies? It seems to be an accepted practice and even expected throughout the stingless bee community that Stingless bee colony sellers offer a 12 month guarantee on

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Stingless Bee Industry 2023

So how’s the stingless bee industry going in Australia? Mirroring the tough times the bees have had the last couple of years, business has taken a big hit as well. With lots of rain and

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Hunter Valley NSW – Workshop 2023

Photo above: Paul and Greg splitting a hive Photos from the Hunter branch – Australian Native Bee Association workshop – 25/11/2023. This was held at Weston, west of Newcastle NSW. With 30 attendees, Tim Heard

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Warwick’s Novy Hives

While passing through Port Macquarie Tim Heard and I took the opportunity to drop in and see Warwick who had an article published in a recent ANBA Cross Pollinator Newsletter. It was also great to

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Another Tough Year For The Bees 2023

In July 2022 I wrote a short article titled “Tough Year For The Bees“. Quote “With extended heavy rain and cold periods, native bees have had it pretty rough for the last year. Foraging times

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Blue Banded Bees for Pollination

Katja Hogendoorn and Brian Cutting dropped in to check out David Anderson’s elaborate solitary bee habitat. Dr Katja Hogendoorn has done a lot of work with Carpenter Bees and is assisting Brian with his latest

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Without Bees We Die?

Don’t believe the headlines! How much of the world’s food production is dependent on pollinators? https://ourworldindata.org/pollinator-dependence Quote from ourworldindata website… “The populations of many pollinator insects – bees, wasps, and butterflies – are in decline.

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Rockhampton Workshop 2023

Native Bee workshop held at Rockhampton, with over 50 people attending the workshop showing huge interest in the area and some making the trip from Gladstone. The day started with Tim Heard’s presentation on native

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Bundaberg Workshop

A few photos from the recent workshop “Managing native bee pollinators on your farm” held at Bundaberg presented by Tim Heard beside the picturesque Burnett River. These are a series of workshops held with the

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Wayne Allen – Mt Perry Qld

Wayne has had stingless bees for over 60 years and is well known as the local native bee guy at Mt Perry Qld. Most of his colonies are Tetragonula carbonaria and Tetragonula hockingsi in 30

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