2022 | Wilson R, Wallace H
Stingless bees are excellent pollinators of macadamia and will forage heavily on macadamia when it is in flower. However stingless bee hives that are left on-farm year round may starve if they do not have access to other food sources when macadamia is not flowering.
This guide identifies pollen food sources for stingless bees year-round. We identified major plant sources in the pollen pots of 57 Tetragonula carbonaria colonies over 2 years in orchards and forests in southeast Queensland.
The guide was reference in the Winter 2022 edition of the AMS News Bulletin.
This website has been partly funded by Hort Innovation, using the macadamia research and development levy and contributions from the Australian Government.