Published January 2020
Welcome to the New Year and the January 2020 edition of The Australasian Beekeeper! This month we have your holiday reading covered with a honey packed edition of the ABK covering all the important news and research happening in your world, the world of bees. We have an article from Graham Kleinschmidt in this months ‘In the Apiary’ about preparing for the flow, it is a very informative article and one that Technical Editor Des Cannon uses as his go to guide.
Also in this issue, We continue on our Nosmea journey with Randy Oliver, as he delivers Part 5 – Monitoring and Disinfection. We learn how research is directing pollination with other ways to may crops thrive and we look down the microscope at a macro level at the ‘weapon of mass destruction’ that is killing honey bees. Jim Wright gives us the round up from the 40th Annual Beekeepers’ Field day at Tocal Agricultural College and our own Christine Joannides reviews the new book ‘Honey and Pollen Flora of South-Eastern Australia’.
Mary Montaut shares her views on the ground breaking success of the British Bee Keepers Association (BBKA) with their mission to Ireland in 1880 and Turlough O’Bryen and his ‘Bee Tent’. As always, we have a few research articles this issue – who got first prize at the 46th Beekeeping Awards in Canada, the math skills of honeybees and how bees have learned to ‘Surf’ to avoid drowning and in A Closer Look, Clarence looks at the impact of Fungicides on Honeybees.
Don’t miss our regular catch up on the news in the bee world, and connect with other beekeepers via our associations page, this month we feature Part 1. We also have beekeeping gear for sale in our classifieds section, as well as a variety of advertisers selling their bees and wares to keep your apiary buzzing throughout Summer.
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