The August edition of The Australasian Beekeeper arrives with a bevy of stories on all things bee related in Australia. This month, In the Apiary look at the new biosecurity measures put in place by New South Wales. We look at why honey is the oldest cure that never spoils and with the aptly title ‘Revenge’, we read about how honeybees are attacking Graham Kingham. In our technical article this issue, Michael Holmes looks at how to count your honeybee colonies by having them come to you with a device in the sky.
This month, Mary Montaut delivers us an intriguing story on Urban Pollination, asking are there too many pollinators in urban areas? Des Cannon looks at one of Tasmania’s oldest producers with the R Stephens Honey Story, which celebrated 100 years in 2020. We have an interesting story on beekeeping in Tonga, and we also look at the highlights for the past 5 years of the honeybee industry in ‘5 from the hive’.
In industry updates, we look at new products from Capilano and in Recent Research, a Swedish company has a new app for beekeepers to detect varroa and could Bee venom, propolis or antibiotic fight COVID-19? 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 2.
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