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  1. Mark

    Swarming Stingless Native bees Carbonaria

    Here are some images of swarming native stingless bees Carbonaria variety I took this morning. We think it could be drones mating ceremony trying to compete with each other for the new queen although I have to confess to knowing little about it and my uncle wasn't sure either... Anyway, it was...
  2. Mark

    "Stiller" vertical split designed collapse resistant brood box for native bees

    Here's a video about the "Stiller" vertical split designed collapse resistant brood box for native bees used for Carbonaria species. This box can be split vertically whereas most native bee hives are split horizontally by pulling the top half off the bottom. The advantages of the vertical split...
  3. Mark

    Question Do native bees build their comb from the top down?

    Hey, do native bees build comb/brood starting from the top top down or bottom up? I'm thinking from what I've seen it's from the top down but that's just a guess...
  4. stevo

    Self-Sufficient Photo of the Month - Aug/2015

    Dear Members, This month, thanks to your votes, stevo image has been awarded Self-Sufficient Photo of the Month Aug/2015. View the media page. Thank you to all the participants and come back next month for our new Self-Sufficient Photo of the Month Contest ! Admin SSC