News & Events

  • Bee biosecurity checklist for almond pollination

    01/08/2019 – 9:28 am Beekeepers who plan to attend pollinations are urged to complete a four point checklist. 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
  • Guides to better pollination

    09/07/2019 – 8:59 am Pollination guides for blueberry, melon, macadamia and avocado crops are now available for Australian producers. Each brochure contains detailed information about the basics of pollination, the range of pollinators for the crop, and a checklist to ensure the best pollination results. The unique features of each crop are considered to give tailored advice on maximising pollination […] Read more
  • Denis Anderson, CSIRO

    Varroa mites detected again at Townsville Port

    14/06/2019 – 11:40 am Varroa mites have been detected on an Asian honey bee nest that was recently found and destroyed at the Port of Townsville. The nest was located on 16 May 2019 as a result of bee lining activities where foraging bees are tracked. Combs and bees collected from the nest were sent to the Brisbane Biosecurity […] Read more
  • It’s a buzz

    05/06/2019 – 9:33 am Native bee enthusiasts and professionals alike are in a buzz of excitement with the formation their own member organisation, the Australian Native Bee Association. President Dr Tim Heard said: “The association will harness and spread the enthusiasm for native bees by many groups including naturalists, beekeepers, farmers and backyarders.” The Australian Native Bee Association aims […] Read more