Novelty garden ornaments to help raise awareness towards re-building foraging Australian native bee and beneficial insect habitats which are being destroyed due to deforestation, urbanisation and ongoing poisoning of gardens and weeds.
Native Bee Retro Retreats
"All natural habitats
built out of re-purposed retro television sets"
Our Bee TV Live project is following the advice of the Native Bee experts current research on the assembly of Australian native insect habitats with single use materials specific to each species of bee.
Our native bees have different types of nesting materials and it is important to ensure micro organisms and pathogens don't spread within the accommodation set up through cross contamination of multiple materials.
We are working on making these changes, stay tuned.
QUEENSLAND NATIVE BEES
Source Aussie Bee
Stingless Bees usually nest inside hollow trees but in northern areas they also nest in urban situations such as inside wall cavities or underneath concrete footpaths.
Yellow & Black Carpenter Bees cut nest burrows in soft timber such as the dead limbs of mango trees.
Green Carpenter Bees wide nest burrows in the flower stalks of the grass tree (Xanthorrhoea) or in other soft pithy dead timber.
Red Bees nest inside dry pithy twigs in plants such as raspberries and blackberries or in the dead fronds of tree ferns. Today many nests can also be found in dead canes of the weed Lantana.
Blue Banded Bees females build nests in shallow burrows in the ground but they may also nest in mudbrick houses or in soft mortar.
Teddy Bear Bees build shallow nest burrows in soft soil and sometimes nest underneath houses.
Leaf Cutter Bees use the disks of leaf as a nest building material. They particularly like the soft leaves of roses, Bauhinia and Buddleja.
Resin Bees nest in pre-existing holes or gaps in timber or stonework. They are called Resin Bees because they collect resins and gums to build partitions between their brood cells and to seal their nest holes.
Homalictus Bees dig intricate branching nests in the ground.
Masked Bees nests are usually in pithy stems or pre-existing holes in wood.
Source: Aussie Bee
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Currently delivery options are available please inquire.
Please note due to high demand current orders are approx 2 weeks to complete.
Thank you for your understanding.
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