Pests

  • NSW beekeeping conditions

    13/02/2020 – 9:22 am The Buzz with Rod Bourke Despite a reasonable spring, many parts of NSW are facing a tough outlook for the next 3-6 months. It is important to prepare your hives adequately now so that they can idle along with as little stress as possible. Ensure hives have a good store of honey (at least 15-20kg) […] Read more
  • October is AFB Awareness Month

    14/10/2019 – 10:05 am It’s that time of year again. NSW DPI is asking beekeepers to inspect their hives and work together to minimise the occurrence of American foulbrood (AFB) in NSW hives. What is AFB? AFB is a fatal and incurable disease of European honey bees caused by the bacterium Paenibacillus larvae. The bacterium kills the bee larvae […] Read more
  • Bee biosecurity aware

    12/09/2019 – 2:22 pm PIRSA Biosecurity SA is reminding beekeepers to be on the lookout for American foulbrood (AFB) following a detection in hives in the Mount Barker area. AFB is a notifiable bacterial disease that kills honeybee brood, resulting in the weakening and eventual death of affected hives. General Manager of Plant and Food Standards at Biosecurity SA, […] Read more
  • 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
  • Ten reasons why the Code of Practice is good a thing

    12/11/2018 – 8:32 am The Australian Honey Bee Industry Biosecurity Code of Practice sets requirements for beekeepers that provide a framework for implementing biosecurity best practices. The Code is part of the National Bee Biosecurity Program and was developed by Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC) in collaboration with state and federal governments. Recently, Peter McDonald, the Chair of […] Read more