RESEARCH involving the use of bee venom to treat breast cancer has landed a Willetton 23-year-old in the running for the WA Young Achiever Awards. Ciara Duffy is among four nominees for the awards living within the City of Canning. She is starting her third year of a PhD, supported by the Cancer Council WA, looking at the effects of honeybee venom as a potential treatment for aggressive breast cancer cells.
ABOUT 40 per cent of the Victorian honey bee hives used for almond pollination have been unavailable this season after being struck with nosema disease. Trevor Monson, from Monsons Honey and Pollination, co-ordinates 97,000 hives from 165 apiarists, of which about 25 per cent are from Victoria, for 18 Robinvale almond orchards from July to September. Mr Monson likened this season’s loss to
Small crop farmers Louise and George Wilson never imagined becoming beekeepers, but thanks to YouTube they've got all the skills they need.
Mr Wilson said he did not know anything about bees 12 months ago, but found videos on beekeeping so interesting that he spent hours and hours on YouTube learning all about it.
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.