Author Archives: Matthew & Juliet

What to ask when buying a native bee boxed hive

The important questions to ask anyone selling boxed native Australian bees: What species of bee are they? Do they belong to your area? Some types are better pollinators and honey producers than others. Obviously this also depends on your location … Continue reading

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South African Small Hive Beetle

South African Small Hive Beetle Over the past several years I have seen South African Small Hive Beetle destroy native bee hives around South East QLD and northern NSW Please visit Aussie Bee web site for a comprehensive report on … Continue reading

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Buzz about native bees’ potential for honey and crops

Hi Native Bee enthusiasts, I came across an interesting article about native bees in the Kimberley, WA (see link below). As you know I have hives in both the East and West Kimberley for sale. Enjoy! Regards, Matthew http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2012/12/10/3651453.htm

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lock out!

Hi beeloveds, at this time of year our bees tend to get the sticky seeds from cadagi trees (Eucalyptus torelliana or Corymbia torelliana) stuck on their boots, and wipe them off at the door as they return home. These then … Continue reading

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Wild wet weather precautions

Hi Native Bee keepers, With wild wet weather forecast for south east Queensland over the next few days, please remember to check your hives. If the ground becomes too soggy, hives have been known to topple over if placed on … Continue reading

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Great article on bee wars

Owners of native bee hives often phone us because they have noticed their bees swarming and fighting. Here’s a link to a great article on the ABC News website about these same ‘bee wars’. yours bee-ing here now, Juliet

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