We have some beautiful log hives with Australian Native Stingless Bees available at the moment. All are very unique and are a gorgeous and productive addition to your garden.Be warned though, if you…Continue
"Hi all, sorry we weren't able to continue with the garden visit today but we're also grateful for all this lovely rain. It's not great practice to open or split a hive in wet weather so we'll reschedule when there's no gum…"
SATURDAY February 24th 10.00am TO 12.00pmAddress will be sent closer the date. The address is always sent to your email you signed up with, if it is different you need to change your profile.Clay and I live with our 3 boys in Mitchelton. Here are the details about our garden: We live on a 683m block, our house sits right in…See More
"This is the inside of the honey storage level (honey super) of one of our Australian Native Bee hives. From memory, this one gave us just under 2kg of honey. This is quite a lot of honey for a native bee hive and the quantity of honey depends on the…"
We have some beautiful log hives with Australian Native Stingless Bees available at the moment. All are very unique and are a gorgeous and productive addition to your garden.Be warned though, if you have an Australian native bee hive in your garden, you're going to be spending endless hours with a cuppa sitting watching these lovely creatures coming and going, they are absolutely fascinating.Log hives are $400 each, pick up from Mitchelton. There is no maintenance required for these hives…See More
"Elaine, this video is of what's often referred to as a 'hard split' which is done very quickly. It can be quite hard on a hive because there's a lot of clean up and rebuilding to be done for each half straight after. If the hive…"
We are a humble family sharing our passion for Australian Native Bees. We sell a small number of hives per year - which are great for garden pollination as well as production of magnificent bush honey. We also have about 30 fruit trees on our small suburban block with everything from limes, lemons and figs to apples.
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Thanks for the welcome Lissa, we're in Mitchelton. We haven't started running workshops yet, but that's on the cards in the future for us as a way of sharing information, educating the community and giving people confidence with handling their hives. We have over 40 hives now so there's plenty of opportunity to workshop a hive split or robbing honey if there's enough interest out there.
We have both log hives which we sell for $400 and normal boxed hives with 'honey supers' which we sell for $500.
Thanks for the tip on advertising and tagging. I'm still getting a feel for where everything is on the site. There's so much to see here!!!
I'd love to meet up with your lovely little family sometime. Your son is quite talented. I'm away for the next visit which is at Susan's (she has very impressive results in a small yard, if you were wondering whether to attend). The Christmas visit is at Gayle's who is at Bridgeman Downs. My Rozie and I will be at that one for sure.
Good Morning Jacqui, Welcome to Brisbane Local Foods (BLF). I to love my Native Bees and they do need a hive split if I ever get up the courage to do it. Also fruit trees are a passion of mine as well though a lot of mine are pretty young. Would love to meet you at a Garden Visit sometime you sound like just the type of member our group would have in common with.
Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to join. One is the GARDEN VISITS, 2017 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR here. I am sure you would enjoy visiting our member’s gardens. We have members who grow many different kinds of Gardens, Permaculture, Aquaculture, Wicking Beds, Traditional and many more. The GV's are usually held once a month. At the GV's we share cuttings, plants, produce, seeds, knowledge as well as a good chat and a lovely Homemade Morning Teas.
We have many subjects of interest, if you have any questions I am sure we would have a member or site available to answer that question.
You may like to go into your page and change the Pea Leaf Avatar for one of your own, it makes it a little more personal and as soon as we see your own Avatar we know who it is. Please enjoy BLF…..