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Australian native bees are spectacular and fascinating insects! They are also vital pollinators for our farms and bushland. They face many threats: loss of nest sites, loss of food resources, inappropriate insecticide use, and pests.
The Australian Native Bee Research Centre has been working for 40 years to promote conservation of our native bee species, through our scientific work and our Aussie Bee website. We receive no external funding and rely on eBook sales and donations from the public to support our work.
Above: Les Dollin of Aussie Bee demonstrates a technique of making nest blocks for resin bees in 1998.
Above: three pages from a 73 page revision paper on the Austroplebeia stingless bee species, that Anne and Les Dollin of Aussie Bee published, with Dr Claus Rasmussen, in 2015.
Your donation or eBook purchase would greatly assist our work to save the native bees of Australia. Much appreciated!
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ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN NATIVE BEE RESEARCH CENTRE:
The Australian Native Bee Research Centre was founded by Anne and Les Dollin. Dr Anne Dollin, an entomologist, and Les Dollin, a skilled bushman, have been studying Australian native bees since 1979.
Above: Anne and Les Dollin have conducted extensive field studies, right across Australia, in their research on the nests and species differences in our Australian stingless bees. This photo was taken during a 'Native Bee Safari' to the Gulf of Carpentaria in Queensland in 1990.
Anne and Les Dollin have sorted out the species names of our Australian stingless bees.
This was an extremely complex task that took 35 years because these species are extremely similar in appearance and have been given many conflicting names by early scientists since 1854. Anne and Les have published major scientific papers on both the Australian Tetragonula and Austroplebeia species, in collaboration with international experts, Professor Shoichi Sakagami and Dr Claus Rasmussen.
Anne and Les also have a passion for raising public awareness of our fantastic native bees.
Strong public support is crucial to ensure that our native bees are valued and protected across the country. Anne and Les have published many books, articles and videos on native bees, and in 1997 launched this Aussie Bee website, to promote Australian native bees. Aussie Bee website has now grown into a major online resource of over 200 pages, which introduces native bees to hundreds of thousands of Australians every year.
The Australian Native Bee Research Centre is privately funded. If you would like to make a donation to support our native bee work, it would be much appreciated!