Austroplebeia Symei

Austroplebeia Symei   I would like to introduce you to a special bee called Austroplebia Symei. These are an interesting bee and not too much is written about them so I thought I would make a post about them and maybe even do the odd update. Austroplebia Symei are a clever bee and are survivalists.…

Moving Native Bees

Moving Native Bees A guest post written by Dean Haley   To move stingless bees successfully, you have to understand a little about their habits and behaviors. Stingless bees have a homing instinct the same as honey bees do. This lets them fly off and gather pollen and nectar and return to the colony. You…

Fighting swarms

Fighting swarms Guest post written by- Dean Haley Fighting swarms occur with our Tetragonula hockingsi and Tetragonula carbonaria bees. These fighting swarms occur with another colony of the same species, or sometimes between different species (e.g. hockingsi attacking carbonaria or vice versa). Fighting swarm in flight Fighting Swarm on box Fighting swarm on box  …