The long awaited publication from the NSW Department of Primary Industries has arrived. The new book on Australian Native Bees joins the AgGuide series, as a practical handbook for gardeners and farmers. The book has a great collection of chapters, authored by a great range of Australia's bee and pollination experts. It's a beautiful book, with brilliant full page colour photos of native bees, and has informative chapters on landscapes for native bees, native bees as crop pollinators, and making artificial nesting habitat for solitary and semi-social bees (Myself and Tim Heard authored this chapter), just to name a few. You can order the book at http://www.tocal.nsw.edu.au/publications/list/animals/australian-native-bees And it will soon be available as an Ebook too, complete with video elements. Congratulations to Dani Lloyd-Prichard, the driving force behind the book, and all of the other authors.
These are a collection of posts that have appeared on the Bee Aware Brisbane Facebook page over the last couple of years.