Take the stingless bee quiz

Take the stingless bee quiz

Stingless bees can be found in most tropical or subtropical regions of the world, but how many stingless bee species are there in Australia? More than 20,000 Nearly 2,000 Almost 100 About a dozen Which country used to worship stingless bees? India Mexico Australia...

Glossary of Terms

Abdomen: the third functional region of a bee’s body, located behind the thorax. Brood: the collective name for eggs, larvae, and pupae, reared in brood cells and cared for by nurse bees. Brood cell: a cell in the brood comb used to rear brood, made from cerumen....

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

What are stingless bees? In Australia, there are approximately 2,000 species of native bees, and only eleven of these are stingless bees, making them highly unusual! They differ from other native bee species because they live in a eusocial, or ‘truly social’ colony,...
Billion Bee Pollinator Week

Billion Bee Pollinator Week

It’s Pollinator Week across Australia and to celebrate this, the Billion Bee Foundation want to update our friends on what we have been doing since our last message.  Thank You Billion Bees Supporters for hanging in with us. As you know, the Billion Bees...
Take the stingless bee quiz

Take the Stingless Bee Quiz

1. Stingless bees can be found in most tropical or subtropical regions of the world, but how many stingless bee species are there in Australia? More than 20,000 Nearly 2000 Almost 100 About a dozen 2. Which country used to worship stingless bees? India Mexico...
Billion Bees Bush Fire Recovery Grant

Billion Bees Bush Fire Recovery Grant

The Billion Bee Foundation is pleased to announce that we have been successful in receiving an Australian Government Bushfire Recovery Fund grant.  The grant has been awarded to enable us to replace Native Stingless Bee colonies along the East Coast of Australia,...