Surveillance

  • 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
  • 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
  • New tool to strengthen bee surveillance

    17/04/2020 – 12:00 pm State and territory apiary and biosecurity officers recently came together to have their first look at a new tool to streamline the collection of bee pest surveillance data. The Bee Surveillance Portal is an online application which has been developed to manage the data collected by the National Bee Pest Surveillance Program (NBPSP) field activities. […] Read more
  • Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera), Crown Copyright

    Eyes in the apiary: external mite surveillance

    17/04/2020 – 11:47 am Current world events have highlighted the level of management required for preventative biosecurity and, even more so, the difficulty of tracing and eradication once an incursion breaches the border. They have also illustrated the importance of an individual’s actions. When it comes to bee biosecurity, all beekeepers need to be vigilant to support the early […] Read more