The Good, The Bad and the Bug-ly, a Podcast series by the Urban Plant Health Network
Episode 8: Keeping your backyard bees healthy with Cynthia Kefaloukos
Beekeeping … Read More
Agriculture Victoria, bees, beneficials, podcasts
The Good, The Bad, and the Bug-ly
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
Agriculture Victoria, bad bugs, bees, exotic, pests
What bug is that?
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
Agriculture Victoria, bees, beneficials, garden, pests
Gardening tips, Protect your patch
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
Agriculture Victoria, bad bugs, bees, exotic, garden, pests, plant health
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
bees, beneficials, Cesar Australia, good bugs
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
Agriculture Victoria, bees, beneficials, biosecurity