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, now in a slightly updated new edition, 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.