Surveillance

  • Victoria prepares for 2021 almond pollination

    11/05/2021 – 1:06 pm Beekeepers participating in the 2021 almond pollination season are reminded to adequately prepare their hives Read more
  • The importance of exotic mite surveillance in Australian beekeeping

    15/04/2021 – 9:02 am Rod Bourke, NSW Bee Biosecurity Officer, discusses the importance of mite surveillance. Read more
  • Free biosecurity course for Aussie beekeepers

    16/07/2020 – 9:42 am The Biosecurity for Beekeepers online course is now free for all Australian beekeepers, increasing the accessibility of training which will help protect the honey bee industry from pests and diseases. Trevor Weatherhead, Chair of the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC), said the course was previously only free for commercial beekeepers who had 50 or […] 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
  • Victoria strengthens bee biosecurity and Varroa mite preparedness

    30/04/2020 – 12:49 pm Agriculture Victoria’s apiary team increased the national award-winning State Quarantine Response Team (SQRT) in early March this year. Training was delivered to 25 new field team leaders (authorised Agriculture Victoria staff) and 35 industry members/beekeepers who wanted to help protect the industry from incursions of exotic bee pests. The SQRT program proved its worth when […] Read more