For the July edition of The Australasian Beekeeper we have a fresh new look as we start a new volume of The ABK. In the Apiary this morning we look into how to have your own Bee Store in your Backyard by breeding your own Nucleus Colonies. We find out why pollination by bee is vital even when almonds are genetically engineered to be self-pollinating. The University of Sydney have discovered how Cape honey bees can reproduce without having sex.
This month, Graham Kingman delivers us an intriguing story on Proventriculus, which means ‘before the belly’ with an in-depth article on this organ inside our bees. Due to the NSWAA Conference being cancelled, Michael Hornitzky has published his speech on ‘American Foulbrood (AFB) Minimisation Strategy’ and how to reduce the impact on the NSW beekeeping industry. We have Part 2 of our story ‘Art thou a Skeppist?’ which discusses the move from the Skep to the modern frame hive.
Jody Gerdts informs us on her four year project on the selection and development of Australian hygienic honey bee lines and Rod Bourke from the NSW DPI gives us his 10 tips on how to secure your extracting area from bees. We take a look in how pesticides are effecting honey bees, a new microalgae food for bees and we investigate the defensive behaviour of guard bees at the entrance to the hive in our regular section ‘A Closer Look’.
Don’t miss our regular catch up on the news in the bee world, items for sale in the classifieds section and the ABK gift shop, as well as positions vacant, and you connect with other beekeepers via our associations page, this month we feature Part 1.
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