Apis mellifera scutellata was introduced to Brazil from Africa in 1956 to solve the issue of poor performance of European honey bees in Brazil. The … Read More
Africa, Africanized killer bees, capensis, scutellata
Biosecurity, Genetics, Pests and diseases
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
It is important to register your hive/s, no matter how big or small your operations. Not only does this enable the industry to more accurately … Read More
biosecurity, code of practise
Biosecurity, Code of Practice, Disaster relief, Pests and diseases, Policy and compliance, Registration
Are you okay?
Are your bees okay?
Would you like someone to speak to about how you’re going?
When times get tough, it’s normal to need … Read More
agriculture, drought, fire, mental health
Managing your hives, Training & resources
The study of pollination networks is an emerging area of research. These studies record which pollinator species forage on which plant species within an ecosystem, … Read More
The unique mating system of honey bees makes it incredibly difficult for beekeepers to accurately determine the fathers of their colonies. Virgin queens mate with … Read More
artificial insemination, breeding, genetics, queen bees
Breeding, Genetics, Managing your hives
It’s getting hot hot hot, and so are your bees! Extreme heat can melt beeswax, kill brood or even the entire colony.
Keep your colonies cool
Site … Read More
apiary location, hive management, summer, ventilation
Code of Practice, Managing your hives
Varroa has not yet established in Australia. In the advent that it does establish, beekeepers need to be aware of the available control methods. Chemical … Read More
hive management, screened bottom boards, varroa
Agrichemicals, Biosecurity, Honey, Managing your hives, Pests and diseases
Crystallisation or granulation occurs naturally in most honeys as, over time, honey in its liquid form changes in texture to a solid candied or soft … Read More
The creation of comb honey is an art form in the field of beekeeping. Honey in the comb is seen by the general consumer as … Read More
chunk honey, comb honey, comb storage, honey
Honey, Managing your hives
This week is devoted to celebrating pollinators. Pollinators include: bees, flies, wasps, moths, butterflies, bats and other small mammals, and birds.
According to an AgriFutures Australia … Read More
agriculture, Agrifutures Australia, BeeAware, crop guides, Hort Innovation, pollination, Pollinator week
Agrichemicals, Beekeeping on public land, Biosecurity, Code of Practice, Nutrition, Pests and diseases, Pollination
A swarm of Asian honey bees in Cairns, Queensland.(Photo: R. Gloag)
Today there are two honey bee species that call Australia home: the European honey bee … Read More
Apis cerana, Asian honey bees, varroa
Biosecurity, Pests and diseases