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The Australian Native Bee Book

Guide to keeping stingless bee hives for pets, pollination and sugarbag honey. Richly illustrated with over 500 colour photos, drawings and charts to aid your learning. Written by Tim Heard. Paperback. 245 pages.

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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 be conserving native bees. Inside you will 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.

Book includes:

  • 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, included how to extract it from hives
  • Managing your hive
  • Indentifying and dealing with pests
  • Using stingless bees for pollination - from small gardens to commercial crops
  • A complete list of Australia's stingless bee species, how to identify them, their characteristics, where they occur, and recommended hives
  • A readable summary of the latest research on native bees

Written by Tim Heard. Paperback. 245 pages. Published 2016.

Dimensions: 19cm x 25cm x 1.5cm

 

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