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Honey Bee Intelligence Part 2: Can Honey Bees Do Math?

RMIT researchers believe that their study shows honey bees can do basic math. Did these bees really perform addition and...
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Honey Bee Intelligence Part 1: The Research Buzz around Bee Brains.

Fascinating research into honey bee intelligence is capturing the imaginations of bee lovers. It’s no surprise to see that the...
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Dicamba: A New Weed Killer Disaster Unfolding in USA for Honey Bees

USA honey bees are facing yet another lethal threat from new "drift-prone" applications of weed killer Dicamba. Beekeepers have linked...
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PhD Candidate’s Honey Bee Research Breakthrough: What are Varroa Mites Really Feeding On?

A University of Maryland PhD candidate realised that a key assumption about Varroa Mite held for almost 50 years could...
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Why Australian Beeswax is the Bees Knees

Demand for Australian Beeswax has continued to surge. Many industries use beeswax to make a range of products. These includes...
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Aussie Almond Industry Crying Out for Honey Bee Pollination

Australia’s rapidly growing almond industry needs more beehives. But meeting that demand is is proving a complex issue for beekeepers....
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Video: Two Booming Beehives Removed and Re-homed from Audio Speakers

Speaker Beehives: Ian Tackles Another Huge Beehive Removal and Re-home Job. Recently Ian tackled another bemusing, but not all that...
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University of Western Australia Leads the Honey Bee Research Charge

Do you know about the extensive honey bee research program underway at the University of Western Australia? You should! In...
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Beginner Beekeeping: What does it take to be a beekeeper?

Want to be a beekeeper? Learn about the needs and responsibility of a-well managed beehive first. Yesterday we addressed the...
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Beginner Beekeeping: What are the Legal Requirements for Beekeeping in Your Area?

Do you know the legal requirements for beekeeping in your area?   Thinking about getting a backyard/recreational beehive? One thing is...
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The Truth About Aggressive Honey Bees

Aggressive honey bees are often feared. But beekeepers successfully keep such bees all over the world, and there are benefits....
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European Honey Bee Sub-Species in Australia.

Several European honey bee sub-species have been buzzing about Australia since the 1800s. Many environmental factors always influence the temperament...
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Research: AgriFutures™ Honey Bee & Pollination Program

Exciting Australian research from AgriFutures™ Honey Bee & Pollination Program. In their extensive media release at the end of 2018,...
An Apiarist in Training- Learning How to Re-home a Beehive

An Apiarist in Training: Learning How to Re-home a Beehive

Tommy gets some training in re-homing bee swarms and feral beehives. It's been a busy summer for swarm and hive...
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Your Holiday Beekeeping Checklist for the Summer

Going away over the summer? Here's a handy holiday beekeeping checklist to keep in mind. It's summer - and your...
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Re-homing Feral Bees into a Beehive with Frames

Re-homing feral bees and their unruly hives into a bee box. Bees make their homes in all sorts of interesting...
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Bee Education: The Most Important ‘Planting’ to be Done for Our Bees

Beekeepers must spread their love of bees to an often apprehensive public through education and advocacy. Earlier this year The...
How Bee-Friendly is Your Garden, Town or City

How Bee-Friendly is Your Garden, Town or City?

"Bee-friendly gardens" are not just a fad, they've become a necessity. In our ever expanding urban environment, bees are finding...
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The Secret Life of Bees – National Geographic’s Mesmerizing Time Lapse Footage of Emerging Honeybees

Something special for the mid-week hump. National Geographic's Mesmerizing Time Lapse Footage of Emerging Honeybees. Our Queens are at their...
CSRIO Leads Honeybee Health Research with High-Tech Bee Backpacks

CSRIO Leads Honeybee Health Research with Smart Sensor Bee Backpacks

CSRIO leads Global Initiative for Honeybee Health (GIHH) research program using smart sensor bee backpacks. Last week we heard about an...
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Listening to Bees: Permaculture Educators Milkwood Turn to Sound Art

Australian permaculture educators Milkwood have turned to sound art in Listening to Bees. We know bees are fascinating creatures, and they...
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Largest Field Study on Niconicotinoids Showed Mixed Results for Honeybees

In 2017 the largest in-the-field study on nionicotinoids and bees was undertaken. "Puzzling" results were reported for honeybees.  Yesterday we...
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Nionicotinoids Study Shows Worrying Effect on Bumblebee Brooding

Research shows low level exposure to neonicotinoid insecticide reduces bumblebee brooding activity. But the jury is still out on "neurobiologically...
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AI (Artificial Intelligence) Enabled Hive Network To Help Save the Bees

The World Bee Project has partnered with technology giant Oracle to gather data from a "smart hive" network. Last month...
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Word Battles – Who Gets to Call their Honey Manuka?

The great manuka honey debate between Australian and New Zealand continues. Bees make manuka honey from the nectar of Leptospermum scoparium...
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Video: Our latest “monster beehive” removal

Some very busy bees came with our latest beehive removal in Perth. Yesterday we returned to North Perth to remove...
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Are honey testing methods reliable enough to prove adulteration?

The ABC reports that the ACCC found honey testing methods not reliable enough to prove adulteration. It's been a couple...
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New Research Shows that Weedkiller Glyphosate is Bad for Bees

Research shows that the world’s most used weedkiller, Glyphosate (RoundUp), damages the beneficial bacteria in the guts of honeybees. This...
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The Fascinating Science Behind Building Bee Sting Venom Immunity

Would you get regular injections of bee venom if it made you immune to bee stings? Beekeepers have to be...
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How to Remove a Monster Beehive

Yesterday the ABC reported on a "monster hive" removal from the ceiling of a Queensland bathroom. We could tell you...