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Extracts from “ The Australian Native Bee Book”
By Tim Heard

Book available from Bees Aussie Stingless $35ea

Fast Facts - Managing and protecting stingless beehives - Page 178

Hives can be fed with sugar solution, but this is rarely necessary.

If you plan to keep colonies outside their native range, you must introduce multiple colonies to ensure genetic diversity.
Within the native range, one colony is sufficient because males from other colonies will find and mate with your queen.

Breeding stingless bees for bee improvement has not started in Australia. We need to decide what we want of our bees, then find colonies with those traits and, finally, develop techniques to introduce those traits into other colonies.

You can determine the health and strength of a hive by its foraging activity, weight, smell, sound, and size of brood and food storage.

Stingless bees can bite! But there are ways to protect yourself if it bothers you.

Stingless bees attack each other’s colonies to gain access and to install their own queen. This causes fighting swarms that are hard to manage but will not result in your hive dying.

Stingless bees suffer in extremely hot or cold weather and need to be protected from temperature extremes.

Stingless bees collect resin and seeds from the fruits of the cadaghi tree, and help to disperse cadaghi seeds. Although some beekeepers have blamed cadaghi resin for hive deaths, evidence indicates it is harmless to hives.

The flowers of the African tulip tree are poisonous to bees and other insects, but few bees get caught in their blossoms.

More Information is available from
“ The Australian Native Bee Book”