News & Events

  • 2018 Bee Health Survey results

    06/12/2019 – 9:23 am Last year's survey looked at the biosecurity awareness of Australian beekeepers, including pest and disease symptoms, and the Code of Practice. Read more
  • 2019 honey bee health survey

    06/11/2019 – 12:06 pm A short survey has been developed to find out how healthy Australian honey bees are, and what pests and diseases might be causing problems for beekeepers. Read more
  • October is AFB Awareness Month

    14/10/2019 – 10:05 am It’s that time of year again. NSW DPI is asking beekeepers to inspect their hives and work together to minimise the occurrence of American foulbrood (AFB) in NSW hives. What is AFB? AFB is a fatal and incurable disease of European honey bees caused by the bacterium Paenibacillus larvae. The bacterium kills the bee larvae […] Read more
  • Bee biosecurity aware

    12/09/2019 – 2:22 pm PIRSA Biosecurity SA is reminding beekeepers to be on the lookout for American foulbrood (AFB) following a detection in hives in the Mount Barker area. AFB is a notifiable bacterial disease that kills honeybee brood, resulting in the weakening and eventual death of affected hives. General Manager of Plant and Food Standards at Biosecurity SA, […] Read more
  • Welcome Ally Driessen to the Agriculture Victoria bee team

    05/09/2019 – 4:07 pm Ally Driessen is a welcome addition to the Agriculture Victoria Bee Biosecurity team. An amateur beekeeper and permaculture enthusiast, Ally has more than 10 years’ experience as a coach, trainer and project manager in corporate Melbourne, where she worked closely with stakeholders to ensure that changes delivered met business and stakeholder needs. “I love bringing […] Read more