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Aussie Bee has received many emails and letters over the years from people keeping native Australian stingless bees. Often the stories are about thriving hives but sometimes there are sad tales about hives which have died.

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It is always very upsetting to lose a hive. Some causes include: -- Very cold temperatures and frosts that chill the brood; -- Cold winds that chill foraging bees and prevent them returning safely to the hive; -- Prolonged periods of cold weather that cause hives to run out of food; -- Very hot temperatures that kill bees and cause hives to melt; -- Keeping species outside of their natural geographic range.

To help avoid the loss of stingless bee hives it is important to choose the correct species and hive designs. In the page below, we have grouped together hive sellers whose species and box designs, in our experience, best suit particular areas of Queensland and New South Wales. Our recommendations for other states are also given below.

Frank Adcock, Nashua, Northern Rivers area, NSW (in boxes)Nashua Native Bees - BN98483071Email: nnbees@bigpond.comNNBees is a registered vendor to NSW Government schools. Supplies hives and provides presentations to pre-schools, primary schools and high schools. Sells both Non-splitable and Splitable western red cedar hives. A booklet "Getting Started with The Australian Native Stingless Bee" also comes with your first hive. Hives are pick up from Nashua.

BeeBeesNativeBees (Brian Burnett) Forest Glen, Sunshine Coast, QLD (in boxes)Phone: 0418 710 423Email: beebeesnativebees@gmail.comPickup from Forest Glen on Sunshine Coast. Delivery to majority of east coast Qld. Installation from Noosa to Caboolture. Well established three compartment hives made totally of Cypress. Hive rescue service available. Hive eduction service available. Hive stands and hive roof.

David Anderson, Northside Native Bees, Fitzgibbon, Brisbane, QLD (in boxes) Website: Email: Supplies established hives, empty bee boxes and accessories. Provides onsite services to assist in the management of hives.

Notes:--- Log hives with thick walls are recommended for the NSW South Coast because they are better insulated than boxed hives.--- On the western fringe of Sydney and the eastern side of the Blue Mountains, special care needs to be taken in siting boxed hives. Placement in a shed or verandah is recommended. Log hives are more reliable.--- Keeping stingless bees is not recommended on the western side of the Blue Mountains and in more inland and southern areas of NSW because low winter temperatures can cause loss of hives.--- Honey harvesting is not recommended in cooler areas of NSW because the bees need their excess honey stores to survive the winter months.--- Hive splitting should be done less frequently cooler areas of NSW and it requires greater care to prevent loss of hives.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA Stingless bees occur only from the Hamersley Ranges northwards in Western Australia. Western Australian authorities are strongly opposed to stingless bees being brought into more southern areas of Western Australia as they would disturb the unique balance of Western Australia's wildflowers and pollinators.Aussie Bee firmly supports the position of the Western Australian authorities in this issue and is keen to protect Western Australia's wonderful native bee species.

Matthew Middleton has rescued some log nests of stingless bees from landclearing in the Kimberley. These nests are available for sale to local northern WA customers only.Website:

NORTHERN TERRITORY A variety of Tetragonula hockingsi is found in northern areas of the Northern Territory but other Northern Territory species differ from those of the eastern states. Obtaining nests of stingless bees from local suppliers is recommended in the Northern Territory.

Some 500 species of stingless bees inhabit our world, but these bees only live in tropical and subtropical regions. You can find them in Central and South America, Africa, South East Asia, and Australia. In these warm climates, the bees are often active year round.

Another smart variation stingless bees have over honey bees is their swarming technique. A honey bee swarm is a singular event. The queen and a large group of workers take flight together and set off to establish a new nest. Yet, stingless bees are much more careful. Swarming for them is a gradual process. Scout bees and worker bees often travel ahead of the queen to the new location and begin building the new nest before she arrives. The bees will sometimes transport materials to their new nest site from the old for weeks before the process is complete.

You might be surprised to hear that the ancient art of beekeeping is not limited to honey bees. Many cultures practiced keeping stingless bees as well. One of the oldest examples can be found in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico where Mayans kept native stingless bees long before the Spaniards introduced European honey bees. Today, there is a resurgence in stingless beekeeping practices in many of the regions where they are native. In Mexico, stingless beekeepers are working to bring back the lost tradition, while in Australia businesses and cooperatives are helping to promote the new hobby.

Want to find out even more fascinating stingless bee facts? Read all about them and so many other incredible bee species in my new book: The Little Book of Bees! Note: The best way to support me as an author and beekeeper is to order my books directly from my website.

Species of native stingless bees we sellTetragonula Carbonaria (TC) Tetragonula Hockingsi (TH) and Austroplebeia Australis (AA)

Low maintenance Native Stingless Bee Hives, or Complete Hives including bees. Ripley Valley Native Bee Hives has a huge range of native stingless bee hive boxes for sale. Pollinate your garden & veggies & or harvest honey. We make all of our Hives / Boxes in house from 35mm and 45mm CYPRESS Pine. Available in Raw, Clear Coated and White. Order your Bee Hive Today! Buy Online Now.

If you have a stingless bee colony that you would like removed or rescued in the Brisbane, Ipswich or Gold Coast region, We offer native bee removal and rescue services for free, we also pay a finders fee in some cases.

This is one of our most popular services available. Ripley Valley Native Bee Hives are all 100% handmade, From 35mm and 45mm Queensland Cypress Pine. We only use the best high quality timber for our Native Bee Hives. Your bees will have the best house on the street, Guaranteed to last. Whether it's Raw Pine - Clear Coated or painted white , your bees are sure to thrive in our man made Native Bee Hives. Whenever you work with Ripley Valley Native Bee Hives, you can trust that your stingless native bees are in great hands. We have a huge range of Native Bee Hive Boxes to choose from.

Species of native stingless bees we sellTetragonula Carbonaria (TC) Tetragonula Hockingsi (TH) and Austroplebeia Australis (AA) are introduced into our Hives using the Eduction / Budding Technique & also from our work rescuing hives. We don't EVER split our hives we sell, as we feel it creates 2 weaker Hives, as opposed to creating strong hive over time using our techniques.

ABeeC Hives is not affiliated to any of the above links and we do not receive any commission or payment for the listings the above. This is just a helpful list to get you started on the journey to owning your own beehive.

The species of stingless bee honey used in Daalgaal gin is that from tetragonula carbonaria. The honey from this species is often called Sugarbag. It is thinner in viscosity than regular honey, starts off with a regular honey like flavour and then finishes with a super delicious tang, almost citrus in nature and incredibly unique.

Hive beetles are often a threat to European bees living in Australia. Native stingless bees on the other hand, will mummify hive beetles! [2] They coat them in wax or anything else they can find to immobilise the invasive hive beetles, starving them of air and nutrients. This is so effective, the invasion is stopped in just 10 minutes!

Tetragonula carbonaria is just 4 mm in size, much smaller than a European honey bee. It is also completely black in colour! The native stingless bee on our Daalgaal gin label is slightly yellow though, it has been rolling around in some sweet pollen!

Each colony of stingless bees comes in a pollination hive and includes a super.NOTE: CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP ONLY You may pickup the bees at our farm in Kurba Rd., Balagtasin, San Jose, Batangas. For directions on its exact location, you may find us on Waze and Google Maps.

Stingless bees, sometimes called stingless honey bees or simply meliponines, are a large group of bees (about 550 described species), comprising the tribe Meliponini[1][2] (or subtribe Meliponina according to other authors).[3] They belong in the family Apidae, and are closely related to common honey bees, carpenter bees, orchid bees, and bumblebees.[2][4] Meliponines have stingers, but they are highly reduced and cannot be used for defense, though these bees exhibit other defensive behaviors and mechanisms. Meliponines are not the only type of bee incapable of stinging: all male bees and many female bees of several other families, such as Andrenidae, also cannot sting.[1] Some stingless bees have powerful mandibles and can inflict painful bites.[5]

Stingless bees can be found in most tropical or subtropical regions of the world, such as Australia, Africa, Southeast Asia, and tropical America.[1][2][3][6] The majority of native eusocial bees of Central and South America are stingless bees, although only a few of them produce honey on a scale such that they are farmed by humans.[7][8] They are also quite diverse in Africa, including Madagascar,[9] and are farmed there also; meliponine honey is prized as a medicine in many African communities, as well as in South America.[2][10] 041b061a72


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