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
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
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
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
Every year in August over 200,000 bee colonies are taken to New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia to pollinate more than 30,000 hectares (Almond … Read More
almonds, biosecurity, hive management, pollination
Agrichemicals, Biosecurity, Code of Practice, Managing your hives, Pests and diseases, Policy and compliance, Pollination