Latest News on Bees
How Tasmania's bees are keeping the world's stocks alive 🎥
March 17th 2018
They're not watching for White Walkers, but the 24 sentinel towers (hives) posted around Tasmania's ports could help save the world — or the world's bees at least.
Beekeepers rush to cash in on rare megablossom 🎥
March 15th 2018
A rare mass blossoming of Western Australia's native marri tree has bees and their keepers jumping for joy as the colourful tree-top display continues in the state's south-west.
EU farmers face total ban on bee-harming pesticide
March 6th 2018
European farmers face a total ban on a common group of pesticides after a report confirms they harm bees, putting pressure on Australia to follow.
Sentinel beehive program provides frontline defence against the varroa mite 🎥 Feb 23rd 2018
Beekeepers are reporting increasing numbers of stolen beehives.
More on Sentinel beehives and how they work.
"It's not if, but when [the mite arrives], and it's going to come in a container of food," bee keeper and sentinel hive custodian John Crouchley said.
Landline: 11th Feb 2018 (duration 24 mins)
Liquid Gold: Australian honey taking on the world 🎥
Western Australia is experiencing a new gold rush, but it has nothing to do with precious metals. It's liquid honey, rich in antimicrobial and other health giving properties – and the rest of the world can’t get enough of it.
What flower colours do birds and bees prefer?
from ABC Science News - November 2016
Flowers fill our world with beautiful colour. But it wasn't always that way.
Fossils suggest flowers were originally simply structures, without much pigment.
Scientists believe flowers had a dull, pale yellow or green appearance before they started to evolve more than 100 million years ago into the vibrantly coloured flowers we know today.
Read the full story HERE