BeeAware is a hub of information for beekeepers and growers about honey bee biosecurity and pollination of agricultural and horticultural crops.
The site contains an extensive range of information about exotic and established pests and diseases of honey bees, and helps beekeepers to identify and respond to these pest threats. It also contains information about the pollination of crops and how beekeepers and growers can work together to provide and receive best practice pollination services.
BeeAware is funded by the Australian honey bee industry, pollinator-reliant plant industries, Plant Health Australia, governments and R&D agencies.
Beekeepers in NSW now have an advisor on hand to help them keep their hives free from pests and diseases. Hayley Pragert has started work...Read more >
Australia’s honey bees are some of the healthiest in the world, free from many pests and diseases found elsewhere. To help keep it that way,...Read more >
Fermenting slime isn’t exactly attractive to us, but it’s one of the many odours being tested in lures aimed at keeping small hive beetles out...Read more >
Healthier hives and better beekeepers will be the end result of the appointment of new extension staff across the country, tasked with improving the management...Read more >
Australia’s first national survey of honey bee viruses has found we have one of the healthiest honey bee (Apis mellifera) populations in the world –...Read more >
With hundreds of beekeepers starting out in the industry each year, training is vital to ensure they learn and follow best practice when it comes...Read more >
Beekeeper Lindsay Bourke, who owns and runs Australian Honey Products, has bred bees that clean out their brood nest at the whiff of a pest...Read more >
Restricting the movement of hives would be the best way to stop the spread of an exotic pest of honey bees – but could have...Read more >
There are big benefits to be had from honey bee pollination, according to Plant Health Australia (PHA), and the best way to find out how...Read more >
Over recent years the number of beekeepers in Australia has increased markedly in both urban and regional areas. They now have access to a wealth...Read more >
Sneaking into Australia through northern ports just got harder for exotic bees and pests, with the installation of a network of 20 hives monitored by...Read more >
Australian farmers and beekeepers now have access to a world-first smart-phone application to help ensure the safety of bees during normal farming practices. CropLife Australia,...Read more >
According to Lindsay Bourke, finalist in the 2014 Plant Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award, a biosecurity plan is an investment in the future of...Read more >
Varroa jacobsoni is a parasitic mite that has emerged as a serious pest of European honeybees (Apis mellifera) following a recent jump from its natural...Read more >
The use of netting to protect crops from hail, wind and birds is becoming increasingly popular among fruit growers but it can seriously affect pollination....Read more >
A symposium held in Canberra on 9 April 2014 concluded that neonicotinoids, a newer class of insecticide commonly used to control insect pests in crops,...Read more >
On 12 December 2013, the Senate referred an inquiry into the future of the beekeeping and pollination service industries to the Rural and Regional Affairs...Read more >
The Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has completed a broad overview of issues relating to honey bee health in Australia, with a particular...Read more >
Beekeepers are being urged to vote on a proposed increase to the honey levy to fund the National Bee Pest Surveillance Program, an early warning...Read more >