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Please suggest any sites you know of about native or honey bees and I'll add them to the list:


Where to buy SNB's in Australia LINK

Scott Luttrell (Bob's son)  0423 892 773 Scott Luttrell

Greg's Native Stingless Bees (Brighton - Greg) 0474 299 821

Vertical split hives- Kevin - Brighton 3869 3770.


PLANTING AND CREATING HABITAT FOR NATIVE BEES - walls, gardens, habitats, trees


Adopt a Beehive - Sunshine Coast - Apiarist Paula West talks at events and conducts workshops on Introductory Beekeeping Maintenance and Honey Harvesting. Paula also consults and assists farmers in the placement of bee hives on their properties and helps hobbyist beekeepers who wish to keep bee hives.

ANBees - Australian Native Bees

Atlas of Living Australia - Put in name of the bee you want to research. The site will take you to multiple layers of information.

Aussie Bee - Australian Native Bee Research Centre

Australian Beekeeper, The - Australias national beekeeping journal

Australian Bees - Bowerbird

Australian Native Bee Network FB

Australian Native Blue Banded Bees

Australian Stingless Native Bees - Zabel

Barefoot Beekeeper, The - natural beekeeping Phil Chandler

Bee Aware - bee pest and pollination advice

Bee Yourself - Sarah Hamilton, Everton Hills (member) Sarah's page is dedicated to providing products, information, videos/photos, stories that are bee related and always welcomes your in put and feedback. Contact via the website email or call 0433 226 791.

Bees Business - Megan Halcroft central Tablelands of NSW - school education

Bees Down Under - Dr Denis Anderson - both natives and honey

Bob the Bee Man - Bob Luttrell

Bob's Beekeeping Supplies

Brisbane Backyard Bees -  Paul Wood (BLF member)

Brisbane Backyard Bees - facebook site

Brisbane Insects

DAFF Qld - Guidelines for keeping bees in Australia

Honey Naturally- Charles Hamilton

Kin Kin Native Bees

My City Garden - Ingrid Dimock, City Chicks

Native Bees of Australia - WA Museum

Natural Beekeeping Australia - honey bees

Northside Beekeeping Assoc - Kallangur

Pest & Diseases Image Library (Padil) - High quality images and Information tools designed for Biosecurity and Biodiversity.

Social Insects Lab - School of Biology, Sydney University

Sugarbag - Tim Heard

The Novice Beekeeper

Valley Bees - Mary River catchment area

Wild Pollinator Count and Insect Identificaton

Wild Things


Australian Stingless Bees - a Guide to Sugarbag Keeping by John Klumpp

All of the books below and more appear to be available at Bob's Beekeeping:

The Bee Book - Beekeeping in Australia - Peter Warhurst & Roger Goebel.

Beekeeping for Dummies - Howland Blakiston – USA

Bee AGSkills – Australia - This book is a hands-on practical manual for the beginning beekeeper.  Written by the NSW Department of Primary Industry, the book covers the practical side of beekeeping and provides a good introduction to Australian beekeeping.

The Bee Book – Ann Cliff – Australia - From a local Victorian author, covers Beekeeping Basics, Harvesting Honey, Beeswax, Candles and other Bee Business.  A great introduction to beekeeping.

Natural Beekeeping – Ross Conrad –USA 

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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.

Place your business add here! ($5 per month or $25 for 9 months)

Talk to Andy on 0422 022 961.  You can  Pay on this link

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