Australian Stingless Bees: A Guide to Sugarbag Beekeeping by John Klumpp

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Australian Native Hive Stingless Bees A Guide to Sugarbag Beekeeping John Klumpp

Australian Stingless Bees : a guide to Sugarbag Beekeeping

by John Klumpp

Description

Australian Stingless Bees: a guide to Sugarbag beekeeping by John Klumpp is a 120 page book packed with over 200 photos and illustrations. People tell us that it is easy to read, whimsical, engaging, amusing, and is crammed with useful information.

Of particular interest is a comprehensive description of Klumppy’s Eduction (or budding) method for propagating hives, which requires minimal intervention in the colony, and offers a way to reduce the risk of exposing your colony to parasites and diseases, especially for hobbyists.

The Topics Covered In The Book Are

Catching the bug – John’s personal perspective

The different species of native social stingless bees

Differences in lifestyle between honey bees and native social stingless bees (particularly

Tetragonula carbonaria formerly Trigona carbonaria)

Life and lifecycle in a colony

Castes

Locating colonies in bushland

Some different ways to house a hive

Buying a hive

Installing and moving a hive

Rescuing and transferring colonies to artificial hives

Propagating hives by splitting

Propagating hives by eduction (or budding)

Some swarming behaviours (once mated, the queen never leaves the hive)

Friends and foes of stingless bees

The Cadaghi controversy – stingless bees are adapted to spreading Cadaghi seeds

Planting native bee friendly gardens

A glimpse at some future possibilities

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Description

Australian Stingless Bees: a guide to Sugarbag beekeeping by John Klumpp is a 120 page book packed with over 200 photos and illustrations. People tell us that it is easy to read, whimsical, engaging, amusing, and is crammed with useful information.

Of particular interest is a comprehensive description of Klumppy’s Eduction (or budding) method for propagating hives, which requires minimal intervention in the colony, and offers a way to reduce the risk of exposing your colony to parasites and diseases, especially for hobbyists.

Additional information

Dimensions 15 × 23 × 1 cm
ISBN-10

0975713817

ISBN-13

9780975713815

Author

John Klumpp

Publisher

Earthling Enterprises Pty Ltd

Contacts

07 3206 0552
Capalaba, 4157, Queensland, Australia
info@abeec.com.au

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