Steve Maginnity, Native Bee Keeper
We have been in operation since 2008. I studied Agricultural Science at university and also did my Graduate Diploma in Education in order to become a teacher. I have worked as a high school agriculture and science teacher for over a decade. My interest in native bees started whilst attending a European bee keeping course. I had intended on getting two hives for the school that I was teaching at to use as an educational tool.
However, due to the risk of students suffering anaphylaxis from bee stings I was not permitted to bring European bees onto the site.
I had heard of an alternative, stingless native social bees. I did as much research as I could with the limited information available at the time and became more and more intrigued and interested by native bees. The more I learnt, the more I liked native bees. My interest and passion for native bees continued to grow and so to did the business I had established. We now sell hives, offer a pollination service and provide educational talks to school and community groups up and down the East Coast.
We take every opportunity to learn more about native bees in order to better serve our clients.