What is Eduction? Eduction, also called Budding, is a method of managing or multiplying stingless bee colonies by connecting a new empty box to an existing hive colony and forcing them to enter and exit via the new box. Some
This article follows the progress of one of my Budding Kits connected to a healthy hive. Click here to see the Build Page for the Kits I made an adaptor tube to connect the existing boxes to the new boxes.
For Methods 1 to 4 you will need an existing hive colony – either already purchased or naturally occurring on your property. Buy a Native Bee Hive full with Bees – see a list of sellers here AussieBee.com.au/SellerList Methods of creating
nativebeehives.com is a project website with a focus on individual design and construction of Native Bee Hives, lots of photos, information about Australian native bees and also a news story thrown in around the place!