Honey Bee & Pollination

One third of Australian food that ends up on our plate is dependent on honey bee pollination. From almonds to avocados, honey bees are vital for the pollination and production of many of our favourite foods.

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Honey Bee & Pollination

AgriFutures Thoroughbred Horses and Honey Bee & Pollination Advisory Panel member recruitment

AgriFutures Australia is currently recruiting for positions across our Thoroughbred Horses and Honey Bee and Pollination Advisory Panels.

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HONEY BEE & POLLINATION / 08.03.23

Littlest livestock, biggest impact: Beewise shares world’s first robotic beehive at evokeAG. 2023

US-based company, Beewise brought the world’s first robotic beehive to Australia for the first time, unveiling it at evokeAG 2023. The solar powered BeeHome uses cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology to monitor and treat the hive for pests and diseases and relay the information to the beekeeper’s phone, meaning they can keep track of honey production and care for the hive’s needs from wherever they are in the country, and even across the globe. CEO and co-founder Saar Safra shares how BeeHome is taking on the global phenomenon of collapsing bee colonies amid threats from pesticides, parasites and global warming.

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HONEY BEE & POLLINATION / 21.12.22

New honey bee and pollination research investment buzzes natural and social science researchers

In 2023, AgriFutures Honey Bee & Pollination Program will be seeking to invest in a number of new and exciting research projects drawing on a wealth of scientific knowledge from a range of areas including the fields of virology, entomology, toxicology, social science and/or economics.

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HONEY BEE & POLLINATION / 15.11.22

Bee informed, it’s Australian Pollinator Week

It’s Australian Pollinator Week, and to celebrate we are showcasing the six decades of research, development and extension (RD&E) projects that have contributed to the humble, yet vital honey bee and pollination industry.

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