Projects

Tetragonula biroi – Philippines

Adam Bunz, a Canadian currently living in the Philippines sent me these photos of the species Tetragonula biroi. The coconut shells can be added so the bees fill it with resources and can be removed and scraped out. Bees are

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Austroplebeia australis – Photos

Austroplebeia australis (Aa) look the same but their nest construction is a little different compared to Tetragonula. Mostly wax structures and very fragile brood cells which seem randomly placed. Below: Observation box housing Aa near Ipswich Qld. Honey pots attached

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Roosting Bees

Quote from The Australian Native Bee Book – page 28 “the males collected outside the nest may be smeared with resin. This may serve some function during courtship behaviour”. Photos of males roosting on branches. You can see resin on

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Shipping Crate Hive

Shipping Crate Box: I’ve been working on a few of these crate style hive boxes of various sizes. The construction seems simple but they have been quite a task with 52 pieces of wood in the square boxes and 60

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Cadaghi Seed & Resin

The contraversial topic of the Cadaghi – Corymbia torelliana Native to North Queensland, it’s classed as a weed in areas like Brisbane. It’s been widely used in private gardens and by councils over the years on footpaths and parks so

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