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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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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...
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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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...
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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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...
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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...
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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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,...
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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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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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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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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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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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Logging of Jarrah, Marri forests continues as Environmentalists fight WA RFA

The continued logging of natives like Jarrah and Marri in WA has environmentalists alarmed. And the trend could mean lost...
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After The Great Australian Bee Challenge

Stuart "Stu" Saxby reflects on the lessons he learned as a beginner beekeeper on The Great Australian Bee Challenge. Recently...
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Imagining a World Without Bees

With Chinese farmers hand pollinating apple and pear orchids and corporations designing 'robo-bees', are we really that close to a...
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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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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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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...
Honey Bee Intelligence Part 2 Can bees do math

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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Hive Management: The Best Beehive Locations

Ian is often asked about the best beehive locations. Well, there are a few factors to consider, especially if you're...
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Video: The Wonder of the Waggle Dance

A peek at the wondrous Waggle Dance, as narrated by the inimitable David Attenborough. If you were switched on the...
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Feeding Honey Bees Part 1: Getting Sweet with Sugar Syrup

While honey bees have mastered the art of producing and storing honey for their survival, supplementary feeding is practised by...
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Perth Mint Calls in a Beekeeper to Rescue Resident Beehive

After a decade long residence in a chimney at heritage listed The Perth Mint, a beehive has been re-homed by...
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Commercial Beekeeping: Andrew Morcom on Securing Apiary Sites and Working Bees on Australian Natives

Andrew Morcom of The Bee Saver and AC8 Apiaries chats about the hard work he puts in to secure commercial...
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Feeding Honey Bees 2: Bee Pollen for Feeding Honey Bees

What is Bee Pollen and Why Does it Matter? According to Fat and Skinny Bees - a manual on honey...
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Update: Regional Forrest Agreement Rolled Over in WA, Honey Bee Industry Council Releases Statement Backing Agreements

As WA environmentalists are reeling over the rollover of the state's Regional Forrest Agreement, the Honey Bee Industry Council backs...
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Feeding Honey Bees Part 4: When Should I Feed My Bees?

How to know when to feed your honey bees pollen supplements or sugar syrup. Feeding honey bees sugar syrup and/or...