Emergency services credit the tireless work of career and volunteer firefighters — along with some much-needed and timely rain — with bringing under control two enormous and out-of-control bushfires raging in Western Australia’s Great Southern region. Link: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-26/albany-bushfires:-firefighters-mop-up-after-major-blazes-in-wa/9803822

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An article appeared in The Post newspaper on June 23, 2018 on page 68 Titled Get the buzz on bees in the burbs.   This related to an upcoming Night Chat at Lake Claremont where the speaker will be PhD researcher and native bee scientist Kit Prendergast.  She is also selling a booklet Bee Hotels for…

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A very interesting article appeared in The Conversation  May 23, 2018, titled “The farmer wants a hive? Inside the world of renting bees by Manu Saunders from the University of New England.  Currently the Australian beekeeping industry has around 600,000 managed hives worth around $100 million to Australia economy.  The beekeepers have an important role…

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A recent article in Science News details exciting research that describes how honeybees may be resistant to toxic compounds used in insecticides.  These bees make enzymes that help the bees break down a type of neonicotinoid, which are used to coat the grain seeds.  They have been suspected to be lined to declines in number…

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