By: Tim Heard(Author)
246 pages, colour photos, b/w illustrations, colour distribution maps
This complete guide to native stingless bees is written by Australia's foremost expert. Keeping native stingless bees is a hot topic in Australia for commercial, environmental and recreational reasons. This comprehensive guide covers bee biology, behaviour, nesting, social life and foraging; how to build a native bee hive; how to transfer a bee colony to a hive box and propagate hives; all about sugarbag honey, including how to extract it from hives, hive management; identifying and dealing with pests; using stingless bees for pollination. It also includes a complete list of Australia's stingless bee species; how to identify them, their characteristics, where they occur, and recommended hives.
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