Tag - bee rescue


VIDEO: Budding a native bee hive

Join Kieran and Bastian as they show you how to ‘bud’ a native bee hive. By budding a hive you can essentially create two hives from the one and so double the chances of survival for a settlement of native stingless bees that needs to be relocated due to clearing activities. If you would like …


VIDEO: Native stingless bees – Rescue and recovery (Part 5)

In this final video of our 5 part series on rescue and recovery of some native stingless bees Kieran talks about the progress of the hive once it was removed from the development site and how some unexpected challenges lay ahead for this little colony of bees. In case you missed them, click on these …


VIDEO: Native stingless bees – Rescue and recovery (Part 4)

In this video (part 4 of 5 videos) we watch as Mark and Kieran work together to cut the tree that contains a native bee hive so that it can be safely and carefully relocated away from the clearing works that would have otherwise have seen this hive destroyed. In this case the skilled work …


VIDEO: Native stingless bees – Rescue and recovery (Part 3)

In this third video of the series, Kieran shows how the native beehive is prepared in the field for translocation away from its current site, which is due to be cleared for development. In this way the bees, and any other fauna located in this area will be carefully relocated to another location prior to …


VIDEO: Native stingless bees – Rescue and recovery (Part 2)

Welcome back to our video series all about the translocation of a hive of native stingless bees. This is part 2 of a five part series (click on these links to see Part 1,┬áPart 3, Part 4 and Part 5). In this video Kieran runs through what equipment he is preparing for the rescue and …


VIDEO: Native stingless bees – Rescue and recovery (Part 1)

Did you know that Australia has it’s very own native bees? They are much smaller and harder to spot than the traditional honey bees that have been introduced here, nor do they deliver the sometimes nasty sting that their Europen cousins do. In fact our native bees are a critically important part of the ecological …

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