|Author||: Danielle Lloyd-Prichard|
|Publisher||: NSW Agriculture|
|Total Pages||: 172|
|ISBN 10||: 9781760582234|
|ISBN 13||: 1760582239|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
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.