News & Events

  • Healthy bee population proves good for exports

    November 3, 2015 – 3:18 pm 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 – a key step in re-establishing and maintaining export markets for breeding stock. The last survey was conducted almost 30 years ago and only in eastern Australia, and the significant gaps […] Read more
  • Beekeepers to bolster productivity with new training videos

    October 29, 2015 – 12:39 pm 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 to the basic skills. A series of new videos is now available online and will be provided to Registered Training Organisations offering relevant courses, with all of Australia’s estimated 12,400 […] Read more
  • Biosecurity award finalist breeds bees keen on housekeeping

    September 7, 2015 – 12:42 pm 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 or disease. Lindsay is a finalist for the Plant Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award, sponsored by Plant Health Australia. He manages 3,600 hives for honey production and the pollination […] Read more
  • Simulation exercise shows crop producers need to BEE vigilant

    July 22, 2015 – 12:30 pm Restricting the movement of hives would be the best way to stop the spread of an exotic pest of honey bees – but could have a significant impact on the production of fruits, vegetables and nuts if it happened during pollination season. This is one of the main findings from a simulation exercise carried out […] Read more
  • Subscribe to BeeAware for the latest on honey bees and pollination

    March 31, 2015 – 2:38 pm 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 is to check the crop-specific information on the BeeAware website and keep up-to-date by signing up for the monthly e-newsletter. BeeAware is a hub of information for growers and beekeepers […] Read more