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Australian Native Bees

Eduction vs splitting

Eduction (sometimes called budding) is connecting an empty hive to a full hive, via a tube. This process is very similar to what happens in nature, when a hive wants to duplicate. It is a gentle method of duplication and results in no bee deaths. As opposed to splitting a hive, which is quite violent, has a lot of bee deaths and has a high rate of both hives failing.  

Another benefit of eduction is having a viewing panel on the empty bee box and being able to watch the new hive being built.

Stingless bees

Stingless bees vary greatly from European honey bees. They are very small, about 4mm long, and are all black.
Because they don't sting, they need other methods to protect themselves. Stingless bees enclose themselves in a protective bubble of propolis (bees wax and resin mixture), leaving only one entrance and exit. This entrance is always guarded by guard bees, who will attack and smother any intruders in resin.

Native bee honey

Native bee honey is very unique and is substantially different to honey bee honey. It’s sweeter, more fragrant and has much more flavor. 

It’s low GI, so excellent for diabetics. Has potent antimicrobial and antibacterial properties and is high in antioxidants. 

Stingless bees make about 1L of honey a year, so their honey is very precious. It’s considered one of the rarest honeys in the world. 

Native bee products

  • 'A' framed roof
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  • Bee seed mix
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  • Hand made native bee boxes
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  • Lovely. A story about a stingless bee
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  • Native bee hive with queen and colony
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  • Propolis (native bees wax)
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  • Stingless bee log hives
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  • The Australian Native Bee Book by Tim Heard
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  • Vertical hive stand
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  • Wall mounted stand
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Native bees

Perfect for every Australian backyard