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.
In this book you�ll find the complete guide to native stingless bees, written by an expert who has spent his lifetime intimately engaged with these unique creatures.
Whether you keep a hive or two in your suburban garden, or want to use multiple hives on a commercial farm, this friendly guide has you covered.
Inside you�ll find the complete guide to native stingless bees, including:
� 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, including how to extract it from hives
� Managing your hive
� Identifying 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
� Richly illustrated with over 500 photos, drawings and charts