Latest News on Bees
Fake David Attenborough bee feeding Facebook post is taken down
July 13th 2018
Facebook has taken down a fake Sir David Attenborough post encouraging people to feed a teaspoon of sugar water to help struggling bees.
Social media was abuzz about the article claiming to be from the much-loved natural history broadcaster
Coles drops imported honey brand Allowrie from their shelves
July 6th 2018
The Allowrie brand is made from up to 70 per cent imported honey from countries including China, Argentina and Mexico.Coles said its decision was not related to any quality concerns and it dropped Allowrie products as part of its "ongoing review of the product range" to ensure it is "meeting the needs of customers".
Varroa mite detected at Port of Melbourne on ship from the USA
June 20th 2018
The potentially devastating varroa mite, which could wipe out the Australian beekeeping industry, has been detected in Victoria.
A bee colony infested with the varroa mite was detected on Wednesday at the Port of Melbourne on a ship from the United States.
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.
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.