Bees in the cold- Part2

Bees in the cold- Part 2 Guest post written by Dean Haley     A comparison of two T.carbonaria colonies in a temperate climate. Two colonies of T.carbonaria were taken to Gulgong, a town located in the central tablelands of NSW at Christmas time 2013. This area is characterised by hot summer temperatures sometimes exceeding…

Bees in the cold

Bees in the cold Guest post written by Dean Haley     Stingless bees are widely regarded as being unable to control nest temperature like honey bees do. For the vast majority of stingless bees this is very true. Some species however, such as our T.carbonaria and A.australis extend into temperate areas with colder Winters…