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Do-It-Yourself
Boxing and Splitting Hives


A COMPLETE GUIDE FOR STINGLESS BEE KEEPERS
WITH OVER 70 PHOTOGRAPHS AND DRAWINGS

Aussie Bee Homepage > Boxing and Splitting Hives

This popular booklet in the Native Bees of Australia series gives a complete step-by-step demonstration of hive boxing and splitting -- the most essential techniques in stingless bee keeping.

Russell and Janine Zabel have boxed over 400 hives of stingless bees in the past 12 years and they split dozens of hives every year.

This booklet, written by Dr Anne Dollin of the ANBRC in collaboration with Russell and Janine Zabel, is a must for the Australian stingless bee keeper.

Russell Zabel


Russell Zabel with two of his boxed hives (on left) and a large log nest (on right).

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The main topics covered by this booklet:

  • Rescuing a nest from the bush
  • Transferring a nest into a box:
    -- Preparing the materials
    -- Preparing the hive box
    -- Preparing yourself
    -- Opening the log
    -- Transfer of food, brood and bees
    -- Final steps
  • Transferring a large nest into two boxes:
    -- Transferring the food, brood and bees
    -- Final steps
  • Splitting a Hive:
    -- Best time to split a hive
    -- Hive selection
    -- Preparing the site
    -- Preparing the materials
    -- Preparing the new hive box
    -- The splitting technique
    -- Care of hives after splitting
  • Troubleshooting guide

This booklet features:

  • 18 A4-sized pages of step-by-step instructions
  • Over 70 illustrations showing every technique in clear detail
  • Full-colour cover


Price: $Aust 10.00 plus postage & handling within Australia.

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