The Australian Native Bee Book

The Australian Native Bee Book

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Winner of Australian Book Industry Association (ABIA) 2017 award for Small Publishers’ Adult Book of the Year. 

In this multi award winning and best-selling 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! You can do something about the decline of pollinators by conserving native bees.

Richly illustrated with over 500 photographs, drawings and charts to aid your learning. 



This complete guide to native stingless bees is written by Australia's foremost expert. Keeping native stingless bees is a hot topic in Australia for commercial, environmental and recreational reasons. This comprehensive guide covers bee biology, behaviour, nesting, social life and foraging; how to build a 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, hive management; identifying and dealing with pests; using stingless bees for pollination. It also includes 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.


Binding: Soft cover

Dimensions: 25.4 x 19.5 x 1.7 cm

Published by Sugarbag Bees, Australia, 2018

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