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. This publication was also awarded a Certificate of Commendation in the Practical Zoology category of the Whitley Awards 2016.
2016. Octavo, paperback,246 pp.,colour photographs, text illustrations, maps.