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The Australian Native Bee Book

The Australian Native Bee Book

$35.00 inc. GST

10 in stock

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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 by conserving native bees.  Whether you keep a bee hive or two in your backyard 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 (Published 2016)

Paperback: 245 pages (Includes over 500 colour photos)

Dimensions: 19cm x 25cm x 1.5cm