A copy of the Qld Dept of Agriculture “Asian Honey Bee manual” is available as a pdf. It may help with the identification and for general knowledge about The Asian Honey Bee.
“The Bee Biosecurity Video Series was produced to let you know how you can help and the ways in which government, research organisations, plant industries, private companies and organisations with an interest in honey bees are all contributing to preparing for an incursion of varroa.” “The series of 12 videos covers a broad range of topics including honey
I know there will be other views that will dispute this theory on how the bees manage to build their near perfect hexagonal cells – but food for thought. Always remember the Occums Razor principle.. Bee cells
This is an article by a club member relating to internal Langstroth hive temperatures made over various summer and winter periods in 2016. It also includes notes and comments related to hive ventilation and humidity. Included are a number of graphs of the measured temperature variations. The PDF article can be found in the “links
These links to the NSW DPI (Australia) website have been added to the sites “Links and Documents” page which will help lead you in the right direction if you suspect or know you have a problem with your hive, especially American Foulbrood diagnosis and reporting. Also included are beekeeper registration requirements.
The general concern in the community about disappearing bees is well jusIfied. Indeed, it is world-wide and most relevant in the northern hemisphere where dwindling bee populaIons are causing more pressing problems than we are experiencing here. And well might the community be concerned, for more than half the world’s major food crops depend on
One of our members constructed this Australian native solitary bee house suitable for any backyard.
One of our members came across this at the Chateau de Chenonceau in France. Now that is a beehive – non of this boring box on a box stuff. Presumably the idea being to keep the bees well away from surrounding people. A nice simple idea but what a piece of art. Lets see club