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
Honey Jar Trial Update 2022
My simple honey jar trials… I set up two hives with three honey jars on each. The idea was to check the ratio of pollen vs honey from front to
Industry Box Standard
Image: Cracking Box. Art by David Nash https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/cracking-box-259130 There is no industry standard when it comes to native bee boxes and design is a can of worms… There’s lots of
Pesticides, Mosquito Control & Native Bees
There’s been plenty of concerns over the years about council spraying mangrove areas with pesticides to control mosquitos and if it has any adverse effects on our native stingless bees.
In The Shed with Doug Irvine – Video Series
In this four part video series Doug covers various hive building subjects… Trailer – 30 seconds Video 1 – Dougs Shed Tour – 20mins Video 2 – Basic Joints –
Research Before Buying Bee Hotels
Bee Hotels are great for providing extra habitat for certain species of native bees, but, there can be misunderstanding or misinformation in advertising about bee hotels so it’s important to
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
Stingless Bee Species Takeover
Species Takeover These two colonies are south of Brisbane in the Logan area. Both were
New to Native Bees?
Hopefully this article will get you started in the right direction. This page lightly touches
Native Hive Beetle – Pest
Placeholder page. More info to come…. eventually….
Phorid Fly – Pest
Pests to native stingless bee colonies! About half the size of a stingless bee and
Article under construction, more info and photos to come… Tetragonula hockingsi is very similar to
Split a Native Bee Hive – Video
There’s a few articles and videos on the net that will help with your splitting.
Building & Tests
Alex of Spicers Hollow Native Bees dropped in some Accoya offcuts. I plan to make
Timbers for Hives
What kind of timber should you use for making Native Bee boxes? Most people will
What kind of box should i get?
There’s so many different designs of native bee boxes out there? When starting out you
Honey Super Designs & Testing
Stingless Bees can create their honey pots everywhere within the hive but it’s commonly thought
Temperature Monitoring – The Journey Of Three Colonies
This post follows the progress of three colonies Although we all want to, we can’t
Stingless Bee Colony Humidity Monitoring
The Goals: 1. Monitor humidity levels inside multiple stingless bee colonies over time. 2. See
Roofs for Native Bee Boxes
All hives need a good roof… A good roof shelters the box from the Sun
Under continuous development – newer posts at the top, oldest at the bottom of the
Gaps between frames can be a real problem with bee hives as they allow pests
Roof Testing – Box Temperature
Roof Testing – Full Sun – August – October 2021 I’m having a look at