News & Events

  • Improving pollination outcomes under netting

    June 27, 2014 – 4:58 am 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. Trevor Monson, who coordinates the placement of thousands of hives each year for orchardists and other growers, says the key to getting the most from honeybees is to talk to […] Read more
  • Experts come together to consider pesticide risks to honey bees

    April 23, 2014 – 12:34 am 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, are unlikely to be presenting any greater threat to honey bees and crop pollination than other pesticides which have been in use for many years. Read more
  • Inquiry into beekeeping and pollination service industries

    March 20, 2014 – 12:13 am 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 and Transport References Committee. Read more
  • Honey levy to BEEf up surveillance

    March 20, 2014 – 12:09 am 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 system designed to help keep Australia free of pest bees and bee pests. Read more
  • Report on neonicotinoids from APVMA

    March 20, 2014 – 12:07 am 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 focus on the use of neonicotinoid insecticides. Read more