Wild Canary – Sarah Hamilton

The Wild Canary at Brookfield Garden Centre hosted a Native Bee Workshop inviting Sarah Hamilton to talk about native bees and demonstrate a hive colony split. The Wild Canary is a Bistro set amongst manicured gardens inside the Brookfield Garden Centre. They run boutique workshops usually highlighting different food ingredients…

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Splitting with Rae

I had the pleasure of visiting Rae and Steves’ lush property at Samford (Qld/Aus). Rae is a bit of a character and rocked this blue jacket-net-hat combination while we did the split. Rae had two colonies of Carbonaria with one box dieing out a while ago. The old box looked…

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Stingless Bee Industry looks to the future

The great minds of the “Native Stingless Bee World” gathered in Brisbane for the first meeting in a series of what will be many. To wind the clock back a little, Hive Haven – a small Sunshine Coast company received funding from the Queensland Government Ignite Fund to research and develop the…

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Hebel Hives – Alex Derrick

HEBEL HIVES Article and Photos by Alex Derrick   Standard Box Dimensions Internal – 180mm x 180mm square, 154 mm high External footprint – 280 mm square x 204 mm high – 254 mm high with lid Wall thickness – 50 mm AAC ( autoclaved aerated concrete) Volume -5.0 lt…

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