Written by: Anne Dollin, Katja Hogendoorn, Tim Heard, Saul Cunningham, Romina Rader, Manu Saunders, Tanya Latty, Caragh Threlfall, Tobias Smith, Megan Halcroft, Danielle Lloyd-Prichard.
Combining the expertise of many of Australia’s leading native bee researchers, this book is a guide to observing and keeping Australia’s broad range of native bee species.
Australian native bees, a brand new AgGuide, provides a wealth of advice on how you can support and enjoy our native bees, whether you grow broad-acre crops or have an urban backyard.
You can learn about:
• how bees build nests, forage and provide crucial pollination services
• how you can examine and recognise our solitary and semi-social bees: blue banded bees, teddy bear bees, carpenter bees, leafcutters, resin bees, cuckoo bees and more
• urban bee ecology
• how to build a bee hotel
• how to keep the popular stingless bees in specialised hives
• the importance of native bees and other crop pollinators, and how managed native bees can be used to pollinate crops
• bee biosecurity.
"Thanks for sending me this beautiful native bee guide! ... I believe there is great demand for such a book." Dr. Remko Leijs, Honorary Research Associate, South Australian Museum
"... Everyone’s raving about it: My students and colleagues love it, the library is buying several copies, it will be on the reading list for 2nd year Ag biodiversity course and the museum book shop is ordering copies to sell …" Dr Katja Hogendoorn
"A tremendous achievement and a beautiful publication." John French