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Native Bee Exploration Camp Southern Qld – Photos

The owner of this large property between Stanthorpe and Texas Qld had found a few stingless bee colonies in old hollow trees and was keen to learn more from our visit. We did a fair bit of wondering around the property locating a number of colonies of Austroplebeia australis. It

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In The Shed With Doug Irvine

Sometimes great opportunities come along in life and I consider this one, a day pottering in the woodshed with Doug Irvine! Doug Irvine is a legend in the stingless bee world, creating works of art disguised as native bee boxes

Hive Competition 2021 – Photos

The Brisbane Branch of the ANBA held their annual hive competition for the December 2021 meeting. Each year the Brisbane branch of the Australian Native Bee Association (ANBA) hosts a hive exhibition. It was originally intended as an exhibition but

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

Craigslea State School Sustainability Project

Jen from Craigslea State School – Sustainability Project contacted me looking for photos she could use. Jen has gone to a lot of effort with this project, also putting together some great posters for the school and was kind enough

Peter Davenport with Varsity Native Bees

John from Varsity Native Bees saw this nice looking empty wooden hive box at Little Bees Secret Garden at Canungra and had to have it, then invited Peter Davenport to transfer a colony from a hive owned by Susan at

Redcliffe Garden Centre with Gregs Native Bees

Top photo: Ross and Greg Greg Coonan of Greg’s Native Bees held an info session at the Redcliffe Garden Centre. It’s my local and favourite nursery owned and run by Ross and his wife Gena, so I couldn’t resist dropping


Cadaghi Seed & Resin

The contraversial topic of the Cadaghi – Corymbia torelliana Native to North Queensland, it’s classed

Solitary Bees

There’s over 1600 species of native bees in Australia, with an estimated possible 2000 species!!!

Building & Tests

Timbers for Hives

What kind of timber should you use for making Native Bee boxes? Most people will