Posts by ExtensionAUS

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Pests and diseases – Small hive beetle

Summer brings warmth, hopefully rain, flowers and with luck; lots of honey bee activity. Unfortunately for beekeepers in many areas of Australia it also means lots of Small Hive Beetle (SHB) activity.
The life cycle of SHB involves adult beetles moving into hives where they will feed on hive debris, pollen …
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Introducing the Professional Beekeepers Community of Practice

The Professional Beekeepers Community of Practice (CoP) has been established to meet the needs of rural and regional Australia for the extension of knowledge and promote collaboration on important issues to commercial beekeeping.
Led by passionate and knowledgeable industry experts from around Australia, the Professional Beekeeping community provides the most recent, …
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Honey bee and pollination industry update

The AgriFuturesTM Honey Bee & Pollination Program aims to support Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) that will ensure a productive, sustainable and more profitable Australian beekeeping industry and secure the pollination of Australia’s horticultural and agricultural crops.
Key components of the program
Key components of this program include increasing productivity and profitability …
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670,000+ registered honey bee hives in Australia

672,216 honey bee hives and 25,495 beekeepers are registered in Australia according to Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC) past Executive Director Trevor Weatherhead.  

TOTAL NUMBER OF BEEKEEPERS NATIONALLY
25,495

TOTAL NUMBER OF BEE HIVES IN AUSTRALIA
672,216

With the assistance of state and territory government staff, Weatherhead compiled an update of beekeeper and …
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