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.
What keeping Bush Bees involves
Bush Bees are very low maintenance. However, there are a few things that you can do to make it as easy as possible for your bees to thrive.
Where to get a Bush Bee Hive
Ready to make the leap of faith (you won't regret it) and get bitten by the bee bug? Here are a few ways to get a native bee hive.
How to position your hive
Now that you have your native beehive, you need to find a suitable location for it. Here are a few tips. Please note this information is intended for Sydney locations with a Bush Bees hive. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Once you have suitably placed your bees, you can release them by sliding the clear gauze caps off the black elbows. The bees will begin to forage.
Generally, you should not have to do much to look after your hive. If you have any questions, contact your supplier.
It is easy to move your hive under 50cm, or over 1km. It can get more complicated if you want to move it distances between those two.
I hope that this article helps you. If you have any more questions, please comment or contact us :)
Hi! I'm Isaac, a 17 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.
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