How my obsession with these adorable little guys began…
A few years ago my brother-in-law found a nest of native bees building in a water meter box. He showed me and instantly I was intrigued. I went home and began to research how to keep these little guys as a pet. I built a box and my wife filmed the process.
Since then I have rekindled my obsession for them and met some local bee keepers. I am learning lots and having fun while doing so.
How to find your way around
This blog features advice for the first time bee novice as well as the seasoned professional. I’ve talked with native bee keepers and experts from all over Australia and even other countries and compiled their advice as well as my own personal observations of what works and what really doesn’t when looking after stingless bees.
I’ve broken the site down into different areas to make it easy to search about, you can use the tabs below or click these links.
Basics will include starter information such as where to put your hive, what is in your hive and what to look out for to keep your hive safe.
Intermediates is for bee keepers looking to expand their hives and will cover topics such as propagation, how close to keep hives together and how to split hives.
Advanced offers techniques for people who have worked with stingless bees for a long time and are able to adapt their hives without harming the bees.
I hope anyone visiting this site leaves it with more knowledge and love for these special little insects. I will do my best over time to cover all topics I can so that the knowledge is preserved and shared with like minded people. I hope that the future generation of children will know more than we do about bees.
If you have any questions about native Australian bees, drop me a line at [email protected] and I will do my best to help you. Maybe you have found a hive or want to know something about them in general. Post a question and I will do my best to help you. This site is all about helping people learn more about keeping native Australian bees.
I have also made a page on here for my bee friend Dean Haley. Check it out.
Welcome to Australian Native Bee. A blog about… Bees
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