Bumblebee on blue wild flower
Bumblebees are large, hairy, social bees belonging to the family Apidae (subfamily Bombinae). Bumblebees are not known to occur on mainland … Read More
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Who wants to be a Pest Warrior? At the Urban Plant Health Network we’re hoping ALL of you will want to be one!
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Backyard gardeners – make sure you read and follow the label of any chemicals you are using in your garden!
We are staying at home and … Read More
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It’s a really challenging time, with all of us in self-isolation.. Parents are working from home and kids are out of school. Are you struggling to … Read More
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Amegilla cingulata – Blue-banded bee. Image credit: Erica Siegel
If I were to ask you what a native Australian bee looks like, what would you say?
To … Read More
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With spring upon us, backyard beekeepers should be preparing to conduct inspections and maintenance on their hives.
Beekeepers have an important role to play in protecting … Read More
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