Pollination

  • Subscribe to BeeAware for the latest on honey bees and pollination

    31/03/2015 – 2:38 pm There are big benefits to be had from honey bee pollination, according to Plant Health Australia (PHA), and the best way to find out how is to check the crop-specific information on the BeeAware website and keep up-to-date by signing up for the monthly e-newsletter. BeeAware is a hub of information for growers and beekeepers […] Read more
  • Hobby beekeepers benefit from new resource

    25/02/2015 – 10:16 am Over recent years the number of beekeepers in Australia has increased markedly in both urban and regional areas. They now have access to a wealth of information about keeping bees and honey bee biosecurity with the release of the book the Australian Beekeeping Guide. This book was previously published under the title Beekeeping in 1991. […] Read more
  • App for farmers and beekeepers to help protect pollinators

    25/09/2014 – 4:11 pm Australian farmers and beekeepers now have access to a world-first smart-phone application to help ensure the safety of bees during normal farming practices. CropLife Australia today launched BeeConnected, a first of its kind geomap based, user-driven communication and coordination tool to help protect Australia‚Äôs honey bee population. Chief Executive Officer of CropLife Australia, Matthew Cossey, […] Read more
  • Improving pollination outcomes under netting

    27/06/2014 – 4:58 am The use of netting to protect crops from hail, wind and birds is becoming increasingly popular among fruit growers but it can seriously affect pollination. Trevor Monson, who coordinates the placement of thousands of hives each year for orchardists and other growers, says the key to getting the most from honeybees is to talk to […] Read more
  • Experts come together to consider pesticide risks to honey bees

    23/04/2014 – 12:34 am A symposium held in Canberra on 9 April 2014 concluded that neonicotinoids, a newer class of insecticide commonly used to control insect pests in crops, are unlikely to be presenting any greater threat to honey bees and crop pollination than other pesticides which have been in use for many years. Read more