Native bee hives SE Qld

Davidwood1983

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Hi,

where can I get native stingless bee hives from in SE Qld. I’ve contacted kin kin bee hives a couple of times but no reply. The hive haven looks good but not cheap.
Also where can I get the native bees!
thanks
David
 
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Great question David, thanks for asking. I will follow this with interest.
 

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Lots of people selling bees, here's a list of sellers. https://www.aussiebee.com.au/buy-stingless-bees.html

Plenty of people sell native bees but you have to be careful who you buy from as some people don't know much about them and you can end up with a hive that dies out. Try to go for the regular reputable sellers that offer a guarantee.
 
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Thanks mate.
put an order in with sugerbag bees. With a 12 week wait. will post a thread of how it goes. Will also be trying European bees a bit further from the house. Any recommendations for European hives with a nuce?
 
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Hi Stevo, thanks for the website link above. I have a stingless bee hive a while back but it died (I suspect I killed it by ignorance). I am keen to get another but not until I know more about them. I will read up more through the link you provided....so Thank You!
 
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Dave, yeah Sugarbag bees is a good choice, you should get some good support.

DTK, yeah I guess they're not exactly a set and forget kind of thing. Temperatures, pests and colony health is fairly important.

I have a bit of info on my website, its more focused on boxes than bees though.