Education

  • One bee

    Updated bee biosecurity course free for all Australian beekeepers

    16/07/2020 – 9:42 am If you’re an Australian hobby beekeeper with less than 50 hives, you can now access the Biosecurity for Beekeepers online training course for free. Previously, the course was only free for commercial beekeepers who had 50 or more hives with hobby beekeepers having to pay a small fee. Making the course freely available to all […] Read more
  • It’s Sugar Shake Month!

    03/04/2020 – 8:58 am April is Sugar Shake Month, a joint initiative between NSW DPI, Amateur Beekeepers Association NSW, NSW Apiarists Association and the National Bee Biosecurity Program to promote awareness and surveillance for exotic bee mites in Australia. During April, all beekeepers are encouraged to perform a sugar shake test and submit their results to the NSW DPI. […] Read more
  • NSW beekeeping conditions

    13/02/2020 – 9:22 am The Buzz with Rod Bourke Despite a reasonable spring, many parts of NSW are facing a tough outlook for the next 3-6 months. It is important to prepare your hives adequately now so that they can idle along with as little stress as possible. Ensure hives have a good store of honey (at least 15-20kg) […] Read more
  • Nuisance bee complaints

    13/02/2020 – 9:21 am Hiveminded with Mark Page Complaints about nuisance bees have risen over the past few months due to the impacts of drought and fire on floral resources and water. A common cause of complaints is bees foraging for water. Providing water in your yard for bees can be as simple as a bucket with a towel […] Read more
  • 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