Australian Stingless Bees: A Guide to Sugarbag Beekeeping

Australian Stingless Bees: A Guide to Sugarbag Beekeeping

By: John Klumpp

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Australian Stingless Bees: a guide to Sugarbag beekeeping by John Klumpp is a 120 page book packed with over 200 photos and illustrations. It is easy to read, whimsical, engaging, sometimes amusing, and is crammed with useful information. The topics covered 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; and a glimpse at some future possibilities Please note: This book deals with stingless native bees which do NOT occur in Victoria, Tasmania, SA, the ACT, the southern half of WA, or in the colder areas of NSW. About the Author: John Klumpp is one of Australia's most creative and talented stingless bee keepers. His innovative designs have added a whole new dimension to the beekeeping techniques used in Australia's stingless bee industry. John has been keeping stingless bees since 1998 though his interest in these bees started long before that, in the 1950s. He currently has 60 stingless bee hives and adds their numbers by splitting them using the Eduction Method.

Title: Australian Stingless Bees: A Guide to Sugarbag Beekeeping

Author Name: John Klumpp

Illustrator: Phillipa van Gilst and Janet Hauser and Bob Luttrell

Categories: Garden Insects, Insects & Arachnids, Apiculture or Beekeeping,

Publisher: Australia, Earthling Enterprises: 2007

ISBN Number: 0975713817

ISBN Number 13: 9780975713815

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Size: 24.0 x 17.0 x 0.8 cm

Kg: 0.32 Kg

Seller ID: 9780975713815

Keywords: Stingless Bees, A Guide to Sugarbag Beekeeping, John Klumpp, 9780975713815, 0975713817, Australian Native Bees, Bee culture, Trigona, Phillipa van Gilst, Janet Hauser, Bob Luttrell