Bees are vegetarian wasps meaning they feed on pollen and nectar. Some bees are solitary, they live alone and once they lay an egg, provide nectar and seal the cell they do not return to care for their young or socialise. Social bees have one...

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Social Native bee hives are traditionally found in the hollows of trees and often in water meter boxes. In modern times The OATH (Original Australian Trigona Hive) design has become the ideal place to home bees when duplicating your existing hive...

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As Australian native bees vary so much in size they are able to pollinate a wide variety of plants, unlike the European honey bees which can be restricted by size. Some crops for example Macadamia are largely dependent on native bees as their...

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Some native bees produce honey (including the Carbonaria and Hockingsi) however it is much different in appearance and taste to European bee honey. Firstly the native bees can only produce around 1 kg per year. The native bees keep their honey in...

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Life Cycle

The Australian native bee goes through many stages within its life cycle. Bees start its chapter in the world as a very small egg laid by the queen within a single cell. This cell is pre provisioned with a mix on honey, pollen and glandular...

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Pollination is the transfer of pollen from a male part of a plant to a female part of a plant, later enabling fertilisation of the plant. Pollination is important because it leads to the production of fruits we can eat and seeds that will create...

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