Enhancements to the National Bee Pest Surveillance Program have delivered a range of valuable outcomes to support the health of Australia’s bees. Head of biosecurity, at the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Lyn O’Connell, said the enhancements will help prevent incursions of exotic bee pests and pest bees. “Bee pollination supports our crop … Continue reading Enhancing Australia’s bee pest surveillance to aid food security
Dozens of beekeepers have received support from Rural Aid through their Hive Aid campaign in recent weeks, enabling them to maintain adequate food, water and fuel supplies to care for their bees. Figures supplied by Rural Aid show that donations to the campaign have climbed to over $240,000. Launched just two months ago, the campaign … Continue reading Hive aid funds distributed to support beekeepers
Hive + Wellness, which sources honey from over half the country’s professional beekeepers for use in its Capilano brand, has joined with Rural Aid and peak industry body The Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC), to launch Hive Aid, a drought and bushfire relief campaign aimed specifically at struggling beekeepers. The company has warned Australia’s … Continue reading Hardship fund launched for Aussie beekeepers
Hive + Wellness has warned that Australia faces a potential honey shortage, as the nation’s beekeepers grapple with some of the most difficult conditions in the industry’s history. Honey production in the current season is forecast to be the lowest on record, with further declines predicted for 2020/21 if we see no improvement in Australian … Continue reading Drought impacting on beekeepers
Bee Vectoring Technologies International has announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved Clonostachys rosea CR-7 (CR-7) for use as a fungicide on commercial crops. CR-7 is the first registered active ingredient for the Canadian-based company and the first active ingredient approved by the EPA for application via bees, known as “bee vectoring,” in which BVT … Continue reading Commercially reared bees deliver active ingredient to protect crops
The Australian Made Campaign is reminding consumers to support local beekeepers and manufacturers by buying authentically Australian bee products this World Bee Day. “When you buy Australian Made bee products you are supporting thousands of Australians at all stages of the supply chain, from the local beekeepers to the bee product manufacturers and retailers. It’s … Continue reading Australian Made supports bee industry
A recent article about alleged toxins in Australian honey published by FairFax Media is an “alarmist and sensationalist report of the issue of Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) in honey,” according to Dr Ben McKee, Managing Director of honey maker Capilano.