Pollination

  • Is it truly great to self-pollinate?

    04/11/2020 – 11:41 am It’s a serious question raised in a slightly naughty way in ‘Pollination Week’, the Australian Pollinator Week theme song released today. “I couldn’t help smiling as I began to contemplate it” said Fiona Chambers, CEO of the Wheen Bee Foundation, “and that’s what makes this theme song so great; it does make you think about […] Read more
  • Victorian Bee Biosecurity Officer update November 2020

    03/11/2020 – 4:26 pm This update provides an overview Victorian BBO Ally Driessen’s main activities since mid-2020 Read more
  • Maximise your crop with better pollination

    19/08/2020 – 3:14 pm The latest guidelines in a series on how to improve pollination are now available for lychees and papayas, joining the earlier brochures for macadamias, avocados, blueberries and melons. Brian Cutting, Research Associate at Plant & Food Research Australia, said that pollination is a critical step to maximise the yield of many crops, but it sometimes […] Read more
  • Almond pollination preparation 2020

    14/05/2020 – 9:45 am The 2020 almond pollination season is not far away. The Agriculture Victoria apiary team reminds beekeepers planning to provide pollination services that it is vital to adequately prepare hives so that they are healthy and strong to work in the orchards. Australian Honey Bee Industry Biosecurity Code of Practice (‘the Code’) Almond pollination season provides […] Read more
  • Victorian Bee Biosecurity Officer update

    17/03/2020 – 2:44 pm At the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020, Victorian Bee Biosecurity Officer Ally Driessen focused on bee biosecurity and disease and pest risk mitigation through: Supporting beekeepers who have notified the department about pests, diseases and bee deaths. These are mostly cases of suspected American Foulbrood (AFB) and chalkbrood. Supporting councils (through the Apiary […] Read more