Indigenous Australians have been harvesting food from the bush for thousands of years, and sugarbag honey from native Australian bees is a popular form of bush tucker.
The need for a backup bee has become critical, particularly in almond orchards. Almonds are California’s second-largest crop, injecting an estimated $21 billion annually into the state’s economy. In 2016 California’s almond growers needed nearly 1.9 million honeybee colonies—almost three-quarters of all the commercial colonies in the country—to pollinate their 940,000 acres.
Approximately one in every three mouthfuls of food you eat today was pollinated by bees.
Australia lives in a precarious beekeeping utopia because of our isolation from the rest of the world. We are the only country left that does not have the deadly varroa destructor, a tiny mite that lives off the blood of adult bees, transfers viruses, causes birth deformities and makes colonies collapse over winter.
FAO supports rural beekeeping in eastern Ukraine With 1.5% of the local population in Ukraine engaged in beekeeping, the country is the top player in Europe for honey production.
An increase in global demand has seen the price of Australian beeswax skyrocket in recent years, with local beards and beekeepers among the victims.
Australia's honey bee industry remains the
Things are looking pretty sweet for WA’s honey industry.
Premium varieties exclusive to our state like jarrah and marri are finally getting the international recognition they deserve, investment in infrastructure is increasing and interest in beekeeping is exploding.
After receiving a federal government grant to grow the international market for Australian manuka honey in March, the Australian Manuka Honey Association received extra support from the industry body.
Sydney has seen an explosion in urban beekeeping with a 20 per cent increase in the number of people taking up the hobby in just a couple of years.
A desire to be self-sufficient and ensure a father and husband is home every night is the drive behind one Queensland couple's beekeeping dream.
Mackay-based Janine and Doug Cannon, along with their two-year-old daughter Violet, do not come from an agricultural background, but an unutilised family parcel of rural land got the couple thinking about farming.
THE Gold Coast is abuzz with bee industry professionals as the third Australian Bee Conference kicks off.
This is the first time the congress has gathered in three decades, with previous conferences being held in 1972, and 1988
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.
ANA and Sven Martin have read enough about the threat to the world’s bee population to be concerned.
The couple decided to be proactive and do whatever they could to help protect the species and moved to a property at Johns River. They now run a business called Amber Drop Honey.