Research

  • 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
  • Probiotics study shows promise in detecting and treating disease in honey bees

    16/07/2019 – 2:09 pm Preliminary trials have shown there to be a direct correlation between gut bacterial numbers in honey bees and the overall health of hives. High levels of gut bacteria in honeybees could mean healthier and more productive hives, according to the latest research from the University of Canberra funded by AgriFutures Australia. While further testing needs […] Read more
  • Honey Bee Health Survey 2018

    05/11/2018 – 12:12 pm Please take the time to complete the Honey Bee Health Survey 2018. 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. The results from the survey will be used to decide what help beekeepers might need to keep […] Read more
  • Stingless bees as effective pollinators

    11/10/2018 – 11:41 am Honeybees are excellent pollinators of many crops, but the burden placed on their health by pests and diseases is heavy. Added to that, the looming threat of a varroa mite incursion makes our reliance on honeybees for pollination decidedly risky. In this context, the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment at Western Sydney University is heading […] Read more