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The Australian Native Bee Book: Keeping Stingless Bee Hives for Pets, Pollination and Delectable Sugarbag Honey

Handbook / Manual

By: Tim Heard(Author)

246 pages, colour photos, b/w illustrations, colour distribution maps

Sugarbag Bees

Paperback | Dec 2015 | #231606 | ISBN-13: 9780646939971
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NHBS Price: £64.99 $84/€74 approx

About this book

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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