Bee biosecurity webinar recordings now available

Earlier this year, Queensland Bee Biosecurity Officer Rebecca Laws presented a series of webinars covering a wide range of bee biosecurity topics like how to check your hive for pests and diseases. The webinars were recorded and are now available to watch on the Biosecurity Queensland YouTube channel and below.

Ants, waxmoth and hive beetle

This talk focuses on prevention and management of moths, ants, or hive beetles. These pests are widespread and can have major impacts on your hive if not managed effectively.

Bee brood diseases

This talk covers the key brood diseases, how to check your hive for them and what to do manage and prevent them.

Getting your hive ready for spring

Spring is a time of great activity for bees. As a beekeeper there are plenty of things you can do to make sure your bees are up for the challenge. This talk will cover the changing rhythms of your hive during the year and what activities you should undertake at different times.

Good bee biosecurity

This talk is about the essential components of good bee biosecurity – registering and marking your hive(s), protecting your hive(s) from pests and diseases and reporting suspect bee pests.

Good hive husbandry

Good bee husbandry is foundation for good bee biosecurity. Whether you are a new beekeeper or experienced this talk will provide you with the essential information for keeping your hive strong and productive.

Mites and external parasites

Varroa mites are one of the biggest risks to Australian honey bees. In this talk you will learn about these devastating pests and how to perform essential monitoring techniques.

Note taking and record keeping for beekeepers

This bee biosecurity talk will teach you what you should be recording and how to keep your notes in order.

The Australian Honey Bee Industry Biosecurity Code of Practice

In this talk, Rebecca takes you through the components and benefits of the Code, and how to ensure you are compliant.