Jane Street Community Garden

Jane Street Community Garden covering 500 square metres at West End – Brisbane, is a community non profit organisation that has been running for ten years growing a wide variety of plants. The garden started out with two sponsored hives a few years ago and are slowly increasing their colonies.…

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Mitchelton Library with Tobias Smith

It was a fully booked workshop for the Mitchelton Library Qld Native Bee Workshop 9 March 2019. Tobias Smith (Native Bee Scientist) has been running workshops with Tim Heards Sugarbag Bee business for four years and keeps the attendees interested with his enthusiasm. Besides the main subject of Stingless Bees…

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Stingless Bees at Parliament House Canberra

Cormac Farrell – Chief Beekeeper, Ann and Jeff Ross – Hive Haven As part of the initiative for creating diverse habitats, ecosystems in the Parliament House Garden Showcase, this year (2018) Hive haven – a Sunshine Coast small business was invited to install one of their Australian Native Stingless Bee…

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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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