Tetragonula carbonaria brood

You might be surprised to hear that 'honey-making' bees are actually highly unusual... Of the 1660 different native bee species found in Australia only 11 make honey. These are the stingless bees. These bees don't sting, they live in complex colonies ruled by a single queen, and sometimes they engage in fierce fights to the death between rival colonies. 

Researchers in the School of Biological Sciences are exploring some of the weird and wonderful secrets of the biology, ecology and evolution of the stingless bees.

Join us to experience the stingless bee hives that are used for research and teaching at here at UQ. You will learn about some of the fascinating behaviours these bees exhibit, see inside live hives, and taste a little of their unique and tangy honey. Morning tea included.



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