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I’ve made or bought an empty box, where can I get bees from? Native Stingless Bees will always come in a box or log of their own. You can’t make or buy an empty box and then buy bees by themselves later. Empty boxes sold by box makers are intended

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Australian Native Bee Conference 2019

Update Day 1: photos from the 2nd Australian Native Bee Conference in Brisbane! Starting with  Indigenous dancers opening the conference, talks by researchers covering Solitary Bees, Native Bee DNA Bar Coding and an interesting look at an alien looking parasitic

Alex Derrick – ANBA Meeting

Kupae (Max Dillon) – Kombumerri Bees Kupae (Max Dillon) from Kombumerri Bees on the Gold Coast opened the meeting with a few stories about his people and culture. His Grandmothers people were from North Stradbroke Island and talked about their

Sugarbag Bees – Pollination Box

Design Made by Sugarbag Bees (Brisbane small business), The design and construction is very simple, keeping with the standard OATH specifications of 280mm x 200mm with only a top and bottom box. Each half is 3.1 litres making a total

ANBA Meeting BBQ – Dean Haley

Dean Haley generously hosted this months Australian Native Bee Association – Brisbane meeting at his place with around 40 people attending. Thanks to Ian Driver for manning the BBQ and also contributions from Geoffrey Dutton and the local butcher. Dean

Yandina Community Garden

Stingless Bee Workshop at Yandina Community Gardens Another fully booked Stingless Bee Workshop run by Tim Heard from Sugarbag Bees and hosted by Yandina Community Garden was held Saturday 24 August. Apparently there was a large waiting list as well

Bees & Honey Eumundi

Notice 2022: I believe Gayle has closed the shop in town and is now operating from her home at Eumundi I had the pleasure of visiting Gayle at her busy Bees & Honey shop in Eumundi. Gayle has immersed herself

Association – Honey Standards Meeting

Australian Native Bee Association – Honey Standards Meeting 04/08/2019 In October 2018 a number of people involved with the Stingless Bee industry came together to discuss the future of the industry and a possible need for some kind of guideline


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