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
Macadamia Farm – ANBA Visit Photos
A great day out at a Glasshouse Mountains Macadamia farm yesterday with the Australian Native Bee Association. A good turn out with a few new faces. Here’s a bunch of
The new box shop! I am now full time boxes so I thought i’d try separating the shop out and make it a stand alone entity! As I now have
Bee Apocalypse – Video
An excellent video from Sabine Hossenfelder dispelling a lot of the myths about the decline of bees.
Always Buy With A Guarantee!
Always buy a stingless bee colony from a reputable seller AND more importantly check there is some kind of guarantee. Either refund, replacement or remedy the situation by allowing the
Tough Year For The Bees
With extended heavy rain and cold periods, native bees have had it pretty rough for the last year. Foraging times have been short and food resources low. It’s likely there
MURRURN | Native Bee Project – video
A nicely filmed short video helping out native bees after bushfires. Megan Halcroft worked with the Murrurn community on bushfire recovery projects. Direct link: https://vimeo.com/715861371/66d0956757
Plants for Bees
Start a Bee Garden!! … Start getting your bee garden prepared. Here’s a list of
Phorid Fly – Pest
Pests to native stingless bee colonies! About half the size of a stingless bee and
Budding – Hive Duplication Example
This article follows the progress of one of my Budding Kits connected to a healthy
Pollination Box – Getting Bees in!
I recently purchased a new Pollination Box sold by Sugarbag Bees because i was interested in
Budding Hive Instructions – How To
Box Placement / Position: The bees will use sight to find their hive entrance, looking
Split a Native Bee Hive – Video
There’s a few articles and videos on the net that will help with your splitting.
Building & Tests
Coatings Test 2022
I’ve added a couple of new products to the list. Doug Irvine uses the Intergrain
Temperature Monitoring – 25mm Hoop vs 50mm Cypress
Can we even compare these boxes? Disclaimer – It’s really hard to compare boxes because
If you keep looking you wont be able to see! Observation windows have become quite
Stingless Bee Colony Humidity Monitoring
The Goals: 1. Monitor humidity levels inside multiple stingless bee colonies over time. 2. See
Gaps between frames can be a real problem with bee hives as they allow pests
OATH Internal Volume
A lot of box designs use the same outside measurements of 200mm x 280mm and
Build or Buy Empty Boxes?
Should you start building your own boxes or just buy them? Many new hive owners
Wooden Pegs / Dowels for Native Bee Frame Construction Wooden pegs or dowels can be
Wood Sample Testing
Wood Sample Test – Exposure to the elements I thought i’d throw a few samples
OATH Construction Plans
Native Stingless Bee Box – Original Australian Trigona Hive – OATH Updated: 26 July 2020