News & Events

  • 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
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    Learn about Asian hornets with Bee Biosecurity Officer Rebecca Laws

    12/02/2021 – 8:44 am As the Bee Biosecurity Officer for Queensland, I keep my eyes peeled for bee pests and diseases when I am undertaking demonstrations or hive checks. More importantly though, I educate beekeepers throughout Queensland on the pests and diseases that they should be looking for in their own hives and how to identify them. Asian hornets […] Read more
  • 2019 Honey Bee Health Survey results

    15/01/2021 – 11:05 am The Honey Bee Health Survey 2019 was designed to provide a snapshot of bee health in the Australian honey bee industry, focusing on issues such as pests and diseases and pollination. Following on from the 2018 Honey Bee Health Survey, the survey examined the level of biosecurity awareness amongst Australian beekeepers, including knowledge of pest […] Read more
  • NSW Bee Biosecurity Officer update December 2020

    15/12/2020 – 12:14 pm In this update, NSW Bee Biosecurity Officer (BBO) Rod Bourke provides an overview of his main activities since March 2020. It’s fair to say that I have found the last seven months to be about the weirdest time in my life, and there has been a lot of uncertainty that has made it tough for […] Read more