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Bees - native and honey

I own a native bee hive myself, Tetragonula Carbonaria and a new (as at Sept 2013) top bar honey bee hive, and while I'm am so far from expert it's not funny I do love to learn more about bees and the benefits they provide us.

When I was a child at primary school we had our own honey-bee hive and the local bee keeper would come by regularly and we would all gather around while he showed us how to look after them and gather the honey.

We have members on BLF who are very into bees, both native and honey and I hope they will share their knowledge here. I got a little frustrated trying to find past postings so thought one spot for it all would be better.

I find a lot of articles about bees and will post them here, nice and tidy in one spot, making them easier to find.

Check out WEBSITES AND INFORMATION.

Members: 27
Latest Activity: Sep 5

Discussion Forum

BEES MAKE BLUE HONEY

Started by Lissa. Last reply by Florence Aug 18. 3 Replies

Urban beehives on the increase

Started by Lissa. Last reply by Susanne Jul 28. 3 Replies

Stevo's Native Bees

Started by Stevo. Last reply by Stevo Jun 25. 14 Replies

VIDEOS

Started by Lissa May 5. 0 Replies

Stop the bee-killing lawsuit against the EU

Started by Lissa. Last reply by Charles Hamilton Mar 22. 4 Replies

What Is Honey?

Started by Lissa. Last reply by Lissa Feb 12. 1 Reply

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Comment by Lissa on August 20, 2014 at 4:26

Michael Cahill - Try posting your enquiries about a hive here rather than sending out an email which will disappear into the ether. Check out the link WEBSITES AND INFORMATION

You might like to contact some of the suppliers of hives directly. They don't come onto this website.

Comment by Lissa on May 8, 2014 at 6:38

Don't forget to check out the WEBSITES AND INFORMATION (link at the top of the page under "pages") every now and then.

If anyone finds some good sites please share! and I will add them to the list.

Comment by Lissa on April 2, 2014 at 5:12

Program on native bees - see HERE for more information.

And HERE for a previous article.

Interesting that Gardening Australia still refer to them as Trigona carbonaria instead of Tetragonula c. I understood the name change came in in 2007.

Comment by Lissa on March 22, 2014 at 9:32

Should have twigged to that one :) That's my bees.

Comment by Stevo on March 22, 2014 at 7:48

Sorry Lissa, I mean Tetragonula carbonaria :-)

Comment by Lissa on March 22, 2014 at 5:46

Extremely cool! :D

I'm not familiar with the Tetra. I've tried searching it Steve with no luck. Does it have another name?

I don't seem to get the Carpenter bees here.

There was a smallish black bee (the size of the Leaf Cutter) getting around my yard a few weeks back but it was too fast for me to get a photo of it.

Comment by Stevo on March 21, 2014 at 22:22
I had atleast four species of bees at the same time on a Lillypilly on the weekend... Tetra, Blue banded, honey bee, and a few Great Carpenters. Pretty cool I thought.
Comment by Lissa on March 19, 2014 at 23:44

Here's a better link to the Bowerbird project.

Comment by Lissa on March 19, 2014 at 23:43

Hello everyone! We have just started two citizen-science bee monitoring projects via the wonderful Bowerbird website. Bowerbird allows you to upload pictures and have them identified by experts and naturalists. If you have any pics of insects on plants in community or private gardens, please upload them along with location information to:
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The second project is focused on monitoring the distribution of the exotic African carder bee. If you have pictures of African carder bees (or suspected carder bees), please upload them to:
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Old photos are also welcome,as long as they contain EXIF (location ) data.
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Pollinators in Gardens - BowerBird
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Project Pollinators in Gardens1 Member0 Sightings1 PostWe want to document the diversity of pollinators in community and private gardens across Australia. If you see an insect on a plant, please take a picture! We will try to identify...

Comment by Lissa on March 19, 2014 at 23:27

 

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