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Native Bee FAQs

Pests or not?

There’s a lot of different insects you’ll notice in your garden. Some don’t bother the bees at all and some can destroy your precious bee hive. Mostly the threat is from new larvae destroying the hive colony from the inside. Weak colonies are more at risk. The main two that

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Box Builder Challenge 2022

Make your own version of Dean Haleys Honey Hive (open source) With everyones skills maybe you could improve it? You don’t need the plastic honey trays, you can use slim

Macadamia Farm Pollination Project

Located in the Northern Rivers Region in NSW, this 760 ha / 260,000 tree macadamia farm is a massive new project, with Alyssa – botanist, recently joining the project as

Paint Tin Transfer

Stephen Fowler from Lismore NSW recently acquired this native bee box that was connected to a paint tin. The main front box entrance was closed but the bees were coming

Little Star Bee Sanctuary Workshop

What a setting for a native bee workshop! Hidden away in the hills at Missabotti NSW is Little Star Bee Sanctuary run by Steven and Trudi. With a passion for


Plants for Bees

Start a Bee Garden!! … Start getting your bee garden prepared. Here’s a list of

New to Native Bees?

Hopefully this article will get you started in the right direction. This page lightly touches

Overheat & mould

Everything in this hive was in great condition with no pests, a good amount of

The Australian Native Bee Book

On Special $30 at

Building & Tests

Landing Pad

Landing pads / Front steps aren’t really necessary as bees can access and enter the

Wooden Pegs

Wooden Pegs / Dowels for Native Bee Frame Construction Wooden pegs or dowels can be

Coatings Test 2022

I’ve added a couple of new products to the list. Doug Irvine uses the Intergrain

Brood Supports

Under continuous development – newer posts at the top, oldest at the bottom of the