Breeding Queen Bees with LSBeez Kangaroo Island Honey

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island itself is also unique.

There are plants and trees on the island that don’t grow in any other place in the world. Over 40% of the island is composed of national parks and conservation areas, no genetically modified (GM) grains are allowed to be grown. The bees, flora and fauna live in one of the cleanest, unpolluted regions of the world.

The Ligurian Bee

Kangaroo Island is the oldest bee sanctuary in the world.

Ligurian bees were brought to the island from Italy in 1881, and was declared a sanctuary in 1885. The bees were selected because of their mild-temperament, gentleness and productivity.

As Kangaroo Island is 20 kilometres off the coast of mainland Australia, they have been protected from disease and breeding with other races of honey bee. As a consequence, the Kangaroo Island Ligurian Bee is considered the purest strain of Ligurian bee remaining in the world.

The LSBeez Queeen Breeding Program

The disease free environment of KI is ideal for queen bee breeding.

Due to losses during the 2019-2020 fires, this project delayed until further notice. Once we'e back in production, you will be the first to know via this page.