Latest News on Bees
The Great Honey Wars
from the University of Melbourne
September 15th 2018
Australia’s biggest honey company and some of the country’s largest supermarkets are facing accusations of selling ‘fake honey’. Five experts look at the impact of the allegations
Taste Test: A guide to native Australian Honey varieties
September 11th 2018
"Beekeeper Rod Whitehead looks to the sky. He wants it to rain. The quietly spoken honey man appears worn by a life of hard labour working outdoors for long hours. The recent fake honey crisis is nothing new."
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.