Tag Archives: Australia

Seasons of pain and gain

A SERIES of bushfires ripped through the south-east of the state in the early part of the year, which wreaked havoc on farmland. The state’s agricultural industry and wider community were quick to lend a hand in any way they … Continue reading

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Braunsapis maxschwarzi: New Species of Bee from Central African Republic

Dr Michael Engel, an entomologist with the University of Kansas’ Natural History Museum, has reported the discovery of a new species of bee in the Central African Republic. The newfound bee belongs to Braunsapis, a genus of bees that do not … Continue reading

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The bee’s knees in food security

A study claiming that bees contribute to world food security by reducing food wastage says there should be more investment in pollination. Up to 50 per cent of crops can go to waste between harvest and the supermarket, but a … Continue reading

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NURSERY A HIVE OF ACTIVITY

It was a hive of activity at Edgerton Nursery last week when a swarm of bees decided to pay a visit. Bruce Fragar, the honey man from Narromine, was called to the rescue to remove the bees he estimated to … Continue reading

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Support swarms to Queensland ports to fight bees

The ports of Cairns, Townsville and Brisbane are the most at risk of being the entry point for exotic and pest bees. That’s the finding of a new report by the National Bee Pest Surveillance Program. The report says pest … Continue reading

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