Traditionally native stingless bee honey was cherished, and played a significant role in rituals, art, mythology and social life. Sharing and gifting honey was important. Honey was often used for its medicinal purposes. Native stingless bee wax was used in making spears, didgeridoo mouth pieces and for sealing pots. Some Indigenous Australians put cotton or spider webs on native stingless bees and follow them back to the hive to harvest the sugar bag honey. Wax can be used to protect wooden chopping boards and also to make soap and lip balm.
The native stingless bee product comes in two parts. The first is the resource box. See ‘what’s in the box?’. The second part is an actual bee hive with living bees delivered to your door. Native bees are a great fundraiser for your centre. Each year you can split the hive and sell/raffle/auction off the split to your community, support biodiversity and generate extra funds for your centre. The average amount raised per hive is $450! In the first year 1 hive becomes 2, the second year 2 hives become 4, in the third year 4 hives become 8 and so on. The hive is both an environmental, ecological, educational and financial investment in the future.
If you are interested in Indigenous learning, this is a fantastic website – http://opac.acer.edu.au/ierd
The Native Stingless Bee Resource Box is on special for March – $220.00 plus delivery.
Rethink your library of resources: Backyard in a Box is going digital!
Come the 1st of July 2018, Backyard in a Box will be made available in digital form. So between now and then, allotments of our traditional, hard copy resources will no longer be available in hard print. If you prefer to work hard copy, make sure you purchase your resources today!
SALE on all Resource Boxes
Resource boxes are on sale for $129.00 each (except for the Native Stingless Bee Box) – that’s $200.00 off each box (RRP is $329.00) – that’s 39% off! Visit our shop to see all of our resource boxes.
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