The Sunshine Coast bees are loving the Purple Torch (Bartlettina sordida) at the moment.
Hi Matthew. Thanks for a really great workshop today. What a lovely experience being covered by native bees. I learned so much. You showed me where that little entrance is to these beautiful gems. Now it’s up to me to fall down the bee hole and experience the wonder and magic of bees. Thank you. It would be a pleasure to spend more time taking about many topics with you and Juliet. Safe journey home. Buzzy regards. Fiona Ferbrook
I first met Matthew about 10 years ago when a neighbour asked if I would be interested in having native bee hives in my garden at home. Ever since, the bee hives have been a great point of interest in the garden and topic of conversation. Apart from the impact of the bees on pollination in the garden, the other great advantage of having one of Matthew’s bee hives is that a couple of times a year, Matthew arrives to tend to the hives. When I asked Matthew if he would locate one of his hive… Read more
We love our bee-man. Matthew has a passion for the bees and is always ready to chat about them. Early in our association with bees, we went out and saw the bees all out side their hives and panicked. Matthew simply informed us they were swarming & “having a difference of opinion” with the neighbouring hive.
After making the decision to invest more directly in our immediate environment, we decided to purchase a hive of native bees. We ordered a hive through Matthew and Juliet (Beezotted) and have fallen in love with 10,000 new friends. It’s a great investment and we will definitely get more! Vicki and Darren McNabb, Brisbane
Matthew, Thank you for your incredible information and lively Bee Education Days. I was really amazed at the quality and dedication that you applied to the teaching and fostering of information to both Children and Adults on the subject of our Australian Stingless Bees. It was both informative and you showed us how wonderful the life of the beautiful Bee really is. Everybody was blown away at your dedication and informative teaching style. Both you and Reuben are thanked for your hard work… Read more
Buying Australian native bees is a bit of an investment, but one we were glad to make. Our box of approximately 10,000 bees arrived as expected, but what we didn’t expect was the permanent bee-help hotline we also received in Matthew. We can call him at any time if we have concerns and he is more than happy to talk all things bee with us. We’ve learnt a huge amount and love watching our bees leave their sturdy white hive and return with their multi-coloured pollen-pants.
Bingara Preschool got to know Matthew Middleton from Beezotted when seeking to purchase an Australian Native Beehive. His love and interest in the wellbeing of these ancient stingless creatures was obvious from the start. Matthew has kept in touch since the bees arrived in 2015, offering valuable support and advice in the care of the bees. The children at the preschool have constantly observed the comings and goings of the bees throughout all seasons now and have learnt the importance of these a… Read more