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The Australian Native Bee Book

Keeping stingless bee hives for pets, pollination and sugar bag honey By Tim Heard

Richly illustrated with over 500 photos, drawings and charts to aid your learning.

Keeping native stingless bees is a hot topic in Australia for commercial, environmental and recreational reasons. You can do something about the decline of pollinators by conserving native bees.

Inside you’ll find the complete guide to native stingless bees, written by an expert who has spent his lifetime intimately engaged with these unique creatures. Whether you keep a hive or two in your suburban garden, or want to use multiple hives on a commercial farm, this friendly guide has you covered.

• Bee biology, behaviour, nesting, social life and foraging
• How to build your own native bee hive
• How to transfer a bee colony to a hive box and propagate hives
• All about sugarbag honey, including how to extract it from hives
• Managing your hive
• Identifying and dealing with pests
• Using stingless bees for pollination – from small gardens to commercial crops
• A complete list of Australia’s sting less bee species, how to identify them, their characteristics, where they occur, and recommended hives
• A readable summary of the latest research on native bees

The Australian Native Bee Book

Keeping stingless bee hives for pets, pollination and sugar bag honey

By Tim Heard

Publisher

Superbug Bees

Year

2016

Edition

2016 Reprint

Binding

Paperback

Pagination

246

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