The dreaded pest which Australia escaped infestation so far, appears to have been securely cleaned up since its arrival into a Melbourne Port. Several sentinel Beehives where put in place and have since had no activity. Attached is a PDF media release from  Agriculture Victoria.   2018_08_10_FINAL_media release_Varroa detection IMT wrap

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Beehive harvest honey. Just did a check on our beehives we have south of Perth, as you can see from the  clip they are starting to cap off some of the frames. So with the slight change in seasons we are seeing, it wont be long until we are harvesting. Wattles coming out in full…

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I recently had my local barista tell me her brother was overseas working on bee farm during a honey harvest. While our harvest time is not quite here in WA I thought it might be good to show you all what the Canadians do at harvest time! Photos are complements from Pierre and his sister,…

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Amazing that the US has reversed its decision on Neonicotinoids, considering the state of Bee hives and colonies in the US in recent days. “Bayer fundamentally disagrees with EFSA’s updated risk assessment conclusions for the active substances imidacloprid and clothianidin,” the company said in a statement. “EFSA’s findings place it outside the current mainstream science…

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