Australia’s honey bee genetic improvement program (Plan Bee) seeks to breed honey bees with traits that benefit both beekeepers and growers. However, the program recognises … Read More
almonds, avocado, blueberry, breeding, Plan bee, pollination, survey
Agrichemicals, Breeding, Plan Bee, Pollination
As part of the Plan Bee program, research has been undertaken to determine the feasibility of breeding bees for specific crops.
Previous research has attempted to … Read More
avocado, breeding, Plan bee, pollination
Breeding, Nutrition, Pests and diseases, Plan Bee, Pollination
“ExtensionAUS Professional Beekeepers” provides the most current, relevant and accurate information on research, best beekeeping practices, hot topics and business solutions for the Australian beekeeping … Read More
Agrichemicals, Beekeeping on public land, Biosecurity, Breeding, Code of Practice, Disaster relief, Genetics, Honey, Managing your hives, Nutrition, Pests and diseases, Plan Bee, Policy and compliance, Pollination, Registration, Training & resources
Smashed avocado on toast has revolutionised breakfast and even been blamed for younger generations being unable to buy a house.
Avocado production has risen from … Read More
alternative pollinators, avocado, nectar foragers, pollination
Agrichemicals, Managing your hives, Pollination
The largest migration of livestock in Australia is upon us as almond bloom finishes and over 220,000 bee hives, some 6 trillion bees (give or … Read More
agrichemicals, almonds, apple, canola, fungicides, pear, pesticides, pollination
Our national honey bee genetic improvement program (Plan Bee) seeks to create a sustainable breeding program using innovative technologies to transform the performance of honey … Read More
BLUP, breeding, database, estimated breeding values, genetics, honey levy, Plan bee, pollination, queen bees, traits
Breeding, Managing your hives, Pests and diseases, Plan Bee, Pollination
Nothing is as Australian as Vegemite on toast, but what if that was all you ate for every meal, every day?
If that doesn’t sound very … Read More
diet diversity, mononoculture, nutrition, pollination, remnant vegetation, weeds
Managing your hives, Nutrition, Pollination
Tracking outbreaks of exotic diseases has never been more at the forefront of public thinking, and it’s important to remember that the honey bee industry … Read More
colony density, drone congregation area, pollination, queen pheromone, varroa
Pests and diseases, Pollination
The short answer is yes. But how do we know that?
Firstly, growers of any crops that rely on honey bees for pollination need to know … Read More
colony density, drone congregation area, pollination
Plan Bee aims to foster a sustainable national genetic improvement program using innovative breeding technologies to transform the performance of honey bees in Australia. … Read More
breeding, Plan bee, queen bees
Local branches are the foundation of vibrant, effective state associations with AHBIC overarching at the national level.
Branches provide the foundation for the state associations and … Read More
AHBIC, corporate governance, insurance, state associations
Beekeeping on public land, Managing your hives, Pests and diseases, Policy and compliance, Pollination, Registration, Uncategorized
Rural industries have been hit hard by drought and bushfires. The effect on Australia’s beekeepers will be felt for a long time to come, due … Read More
AHBIC, bee hives, drought, fire, floral resources, hive aid, registration
Beekeeping on public land, Managing your hives, Pests and diseases, Policy and compliance, Pollination, Registration, Training & resources