If you are looking into keeping Australian Native Stingless Bush Bees, here is a quick overview of what stingless beekeeping involves, and how to get started! If you want to research some more, we have a list of useful books, websites and resources here.
When starting our with our native bees, it can be hard to know what information is needed - and often the language is too difficult for the beginner. So, here is a list of essential and useful books, websites and resources - that both beginners, and seasoned beekeepers can learn from!
When a queen dies (or a hive is split), the hive (or 1 of the split halves) will become queenless. This means that the hive will no longer be able to increase in population, as they do not have a laying queen. Numerous methods of requeening have been observed in Australian Native Stingless Bee species, particularly the 'Tetragonula' bees. If you have ever wondered how these bees manage to survive if they become queenless, please read on!
Hi! I'm Isaac, a 14 year old passionate about all of Australia's native bees, particularly our stingless bees (Bush Bees). My interest in them began when my school bought a native beehive, in early 2016.