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Feeling blessed. excited and a little nervous!

I am about to embark on a new adventure!   I have long wanted a beehive and my children have been following the development of the Flow Hiv…

Started by Cathie MacLean

13 Dec 2, 2016
Reply by Lissa

African Tulip Tree - Bee Killer

Wow, I always saw these trees as a weed, but did not realise that they were killers of bees! Below is an extract from Bob (the Beeman) Lutt…

Started by Rob Collings

6 Nov 12, 2016
Reply by Phil

Native Bees - Austroplebeia australis

I have been talking to Russell Zabel regarding - Native Bees - Austroplebeia australis, he has these available in logs or boxes at the mom…

Started by Dianne Caswell

5 Nov 7, 2016
Reply by Dianne Caswell


My yard has a lot of visiting bees, I call them my tourists.  My idea of making hotels etc. for them, keeps changing with each website I lo…

Started by Christa

8 Oct 22, 2016
Reply by Elaine de Saxe

Native Bees at The Ekka

Link to a pdf with details about the talks etc relative to Australian Native Bees at the Exhibition.

Started by Elaine de Saxe

0 Aug 2, 2016

new SNB hive supplier in Brisbane

Scott Luttrell (son of Bob Luttrell aka Bob the Beeman) is now selling stingless native bee hives. Contact details:…

Started by Lissa

5 Jul 20, 2016
Reply by Lissa

Apprentice beekeeper stumbles on solution to disease wreaking havoc in Alice Springs

From ABC RURAL: Apprentice beekeeper stumbles on solution to disease wreaking havoc in Alice Springs NT Country Hour  By Nathan Coates Upd…

Started by Lissa

6 Jun 17, 2016
Reply by Lissa

Small hive beetle - how do you deal with yours?

I keep European honey bees in a Langstroth hive. I got my nucleus hive from friends in Beaudesert, four frames with a new queen, and In no…

Started by Roger Clark

4 Jun 4, 2016
Reply by Roger Clark

Neonicotinoids in Australia

From THE AUSTRALIAN BEEKEEPER: Long read but very interesting local view on neonics affecting our bees.

Started by Lissa

1 Jun 2, 2016
Reply by Rob Collings


From Laurence Sanders, Australian Native Bee Network. FB LINK to original posting. These incredible photos were taken by Laurence. There's…

Started by Lissa

10 Jan 9, 2016
Reply by Lissa


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