Blue Banded Bees
An Australian bee called a Blue Banded bee is a solitary bee, this means they don’t live in a colony and produce honey only to feed their young.
Both males and females share this responsibility. They are also a buzz pollinator, this means they use their wing muscles to vibrate their abdomen and this literally shakes the pollen from the flowers. Blue berries and tomatoes need buzz pollinators.
This slow motion video shows the flight techniques of the Blue Banded bee compared to the European Honey bee.
Natural Beekeeping is a form of beekeeping that allows the European Honey bee to live in the most natural form but still being domesticated.
See more about Adrian Iodice and Natural Bee Keeping here: www.beekeepingnaturally.com.au
Native Stingless Bees
See more about Jacqui Honeywood and Native Stingless Bees here: www.honeywoodhives.com
Native stingless bees (Tetragonula Carbonaria) found in Australia where the temperature is above 18 degrees, these bees cannot fly when it is too cold. Found in Queensland, Northern NSW, Northern Territory and other micro climates in Australia.
Splitting a Native Bee Hive.
Splitting and Australian Native Stingless Beehive by young boy. Noah takes you through the parts of the hive and the intricacies of splitting a hive.
Native Bee Honey
Video clip of how we harvest honey from our Australian Native Stingless beehive. Bush bees, bush honey. Australian stingless bees. Australian native bees.
Native Queen bee (Tetragonula Hockingsi)
Splitting a Langstroth Hive
A field day at NT Bees with Graham Beech and Jo Read. We learnt how to split a hive correctly and how to introduce a Queen bee successfully.
Embedding the wax foundation onto a frame using a 12 volt electric embedder.
Graham Beech shows us how to use a 12 volt electrical charge to embed the wax foundation onto the frame wires.
Queen European Honey Bee
Identifying the Queen bee (European Honey bee). A field day at NT bees, learning how to care for our European Honey bees (EHB).