Published in June 2021, this new book is adding to the knowledge of Australian native bee keepers. It's starting to attract some great reviews.
You can send me an email at email@example.com
I can take orders via direct deposit, or if you prefer to use credit card or paypal then please order from the following retailers (List of Links to the right).
If you are a member of the Australian Native Bee Association, I can provide you with one copy of this book at 25% discount. Please ask at your local branch.
Dean Haley firstname.lastname@example.org
Avid Reader Bookstore (West End, Brisbane) www.avidreader.com.au
Books at Stones (Stones Corner, Brisbane) www.booksatstones.com.au
Bee Yourself (Sarah Hamilton) www.beeyourself.com.au
Hive Haven www.hivehaven.com.au
Nativo Bees (Giorgio Venturieri) www.venturieri.com
Ripley Valley Native Bees www.ripleyvalleynativebeehives.com.au
Sydney Stingless Bees www.sydneystinglessbees.com.au
Quality Beekeeping Supplies (10 Jijaw Street Sumner Park, Brisbane) www.qualitybeekeepingsupplies.com.au
IndigiScapes Environmental centre (17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba, QLD) www.indigiscapes.redland.gov.au
Dreamtime Kullila Art (1/349 Macdonnell Road Clontarf, Qld) www.kullilaart.com.au
I sell carbonaria and hockingsi bees in boxes. The boxes are built with an entrance at the very top of the top box, so that you can easily see the bees coming and going, and what they do with their pollen inside the hive. The top inspection panel looks straight down on the brood chamber, where you can see all the delicate activities of the Queen and nurse bees. These boxes are built by a trusted craftsman to exact specifications. Like many boxes in the industry they are built from QLD hoop pine which is a lightweight wood with good insulation properties. The boxes are carefully prepared and sealed from the elements. Boxes are 28cm x 20cm (OATH dimensions), and have acrylic splitting plates for trouble free division of colonies. Each hive has a honey super as the bottom (basement) box, which allows easy harvesting of honey.
Hive with bees $450
Stainless Steel stand $50
Empty box $200
I sometimes sell discs of Tetragonula carbonaria brood with queen cells. Brood can be used in a variety of ways. It can save a queen-less colony by providing a virgin queen. Brood can also be used to stimulate an “eduction” hive to install a queen and create an individual colony. (read about eduction in the information page)
$50 per disk, with 1000 worker cells, and at least one queen cell.
Availability: Usually not available in winter