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  • 19 Aug 2019 21:28 | Tim Heard (Administrator)

    This is the final of our introductory offer of three free newsletters. Download it HERE. To continue to receive our monthly newsletter, please join the association HERE

  • 12 Aug 2019 21:19 | Tim Heard (Administrator)

    A common disease in honey bees could be transmitted to native bees through flowers. The disease is caused by Nosema ceranae a unicellular parasite. The researchers are following up to determine the impact of the disease on native bee populations. They will test the impacts the native bee hive structure made of propolis can have on protecting the species from the disease.

    On ABC News on 8 August 2019, by Eric Barker. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-08/native-bee-honey-bee-disease-parasite-research-qld/11392606?fbclid=IwAR3WyKb66KaD1pt9e-dN1Mx4dfeMGDc4v0KNsQsiD89Yrk-XogcyodmaExs

  • 25 Jul 2019 22:53 | Tim Heard (Administrator)

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  • 22 Jul 2019 12:11 | Tim Heard (Administrator)

    Good story on stingless bees, covering both honey and pollination on a macadamia farm. 

    ABC Mid North Coast By Kerrin Thomas

    See more: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-05/moves-underway-to-make-a-standard-for-native-bee-honey/11278346?fbclid=IwAR1rks3PwjKZ7P6hyiT5cfcxYKL2smCFsPxJExXUzA7UCgxRr0dZWiF4yEs


  • 23 Jun 2019 19:38 | Tim Heard (Administrator)

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  • 16 Jun 2019 11:36 | Tim Heard (Administrator)

    For the first time a native bee honey category was included in the honey competition at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. congratulations to all entrants and winners. For an insight into how the honeys were judged, read Tobias Smith's account here, https://www.facebook.com/BeeAwareBrisbane/photos/a.107975422709312/1125567487616762/?type=1&theater


  • 14 Jun 2019 07:56 | Tim Heard (Administrator)

    On 14 May 2019, Australia Post released a stamp issue featuring Australian native bees by wildlife artist Kevin Stead. There are more than 1,500 native bee species in Australia, most of which are solitary and all of which are a vital part of our natural environment, particularly as pollinators of native flora. Many native bees are able to perform “buzz pollination”, whereby the pollen is literally shaken free and dispersed by the vibrations of the visiting bee. Regular honey bees cannot perform this kind of pollination. The stamp issue depicts representatives from the four main native bee families in Australia: Resin Bee (Megachile macleayi), Green and Gold Nomia Bee (Lipotriches australica), Wasp-mimic Bee (Hyleoides concinna) and Neon Cuckoo Bee (Thyreus nitidulus). 

  • 27 May 2019 13:50 | Tim Heard (Administrator)

    The Amateur Beekeepers Association of NSW are holding their annual conference on 7-9 June 2019 at Western Sydney University, Richmond NSW. The organisers are generously offering members of Australian Native Bee Association tickets to the conference at the special members rate of $100 for the full weekend. For more information and to book tickets, please visit the conference website aba2019.beekeepers.asn.au

  • 10 May 2019 22:33 | Tim Heard (Administrator)


    We are delighted to announce the prize for the winner of the logo competition. The kind folk at CSIRO Publishing have donated the following TWO stunning books:

    Details: The newly formed Australian Native Bee Association is looking for a logo.

    Please help us with your ideas and designs. We would like a design that encompasses the diversity of all Australian native bees (social stingless bees, as well as semi-social and solitary species) and must include the initials ANBA. Ideally it could be used in colour or black & white formats. References to indigenous culture are welcomed. Upon submitting your design, please feel free to explain the inspiration and influences that went into your creation.

    Please send your design to: Trevor Weatherhead queenbee50@bigpond.com, by 31 May.

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