Australia is the lucky country, particularly for beekeepers.
Around the world, the beekeeping industry has been devastated by the ectoparasitic mite Varroa and the diseases … Read More
sugar shake, varroa
Biosecurity, Code of Practice, Pests and diseases
Honey bee populations have declined in many parts of the globe, with pests and diseases being a major cause. An Agrifutures Australia project, led by … Read More
autumn, hive management, nosema, nutrition, pollen
Managing your hives, Nutrition, Pests and diseases
Nosemosis is a disease of honey bees caused by the parasites Nosema apis and N. ceranae. Nosemosis often affects adult field bees which can reduce … Read More
autumn, biosecurity, hive management, nosema, winter
Managing your hives, Nutrition, Pests and diseases, Policy and compliance
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
Breeding, Managing your hives, Pests and diseases, Plan Bee, Pollination
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
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