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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 photos from the day. It was good to hear from

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Genomics – James Hereward

Genomics of Stingless Bees – James Hereward The July meeting of the Australian Native Bee Association – Brisbane Branch was a little different as we were still dealing with Covid 19 restrictions. The presentation was broadcast live on Facebook, with

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Flavia Massaro – Bumble Bees

Nest Biology of Bumble Bees – Bombus sp – Flavia Massaro Flavia is a well known researcher in the Native bee community and gave a fascinating presentation to the Brisbane Branch of Australian Native Bee Association on her research on

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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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BNBC Meeting – Hive Exhibition

The Brisbane Native Bee Keepers Club filled the room with their annual Hive Exhibition at the Hut at Mt Cootha. (THECA) Doug Irvine was guest Judge and also displayed some of his boxes, honey frames and honey extraction process which

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Brogan Amos – Small Hive Beetle

Brogan Amos was the guest speaker at the clubs November meeting. Brogan has done a lot of research in to Small Hive Beetle which is a pest that mainly affects European Honey Bee hives. The Australian Honey Bee industry is

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Native Bee Club – Francisco Garcia

Photo: Francisco and Tim The secret life of males – Male reproductive behaviour in stingless bees Francisco was the guest speaker at the Brisbane Native Bee keepers Club for the October 2018 meeting. (since changed to Brisbane Branch of the

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ANBC2018 Field Trip

Above: Epic Selfie -Bus full of happy campers out for the field trip. Hive Exhibition The day started with a Native Bee Hive Box Exhibition at the house of Gene Rosser. The Gold Coast Botanical Gardens land was originally owned

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Australian Native Bee Conference 2018

Above: Tim Heard opening the Conference The first Australian Native Bee Conference was held on the Gold Coast – Queensland 1st July 2018. This event was sold out with the “who’s who” of the native bee world attending. Tim Heard

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Native Bee Club – Giorgio Venturieri

Giorgio Venturieri was guest speaker at the Brisbane Native Bee Keepers Club meeting for May 2018. Giorgio recently moved to Brisbane from Brazil and is very experienced with Native Bees and using them for pollination of local crops in Brazil.

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Native Bee Club – Ann Ross Hive Haven

Ann Ross from Hive Haven described her journey from her first hive and through the development of the current Hive Haven product, version 9 were Hive Haven has recently received grants to develop the box and other Native Bee products further.

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John Klumpp – Brisbane Native Bee Club

John Klumpp, pictured holding the hive, definitely has some celebrity status as the meeting room was overflowing with members keen to hear him talk about his hive designs. The current version is a light weight concrete he’s been working on

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Brisbane Native Beekeepers Club

Brisbane Native Beekeepers Club website https://www.anba.org.au Meetings are held 1st Sunday of each month at 1pm. (no meeting in January) November 2016 Meeting Flavia gave a great presentation about Propolis (bee resins and wax materials used for hive construction) The

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