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The BeeAware website is a hub of online information for beekeepers and growers about honey bee biosecurity and pollination of agricultural and horticultural crops.
The site contains detailed information on established and exotic honey bee pests and diseases, the symptoms they cause and how to control them. It also has pollination information and advice on how growers and beekeepers can work together to get maximum benefit from honey bee pollination.
BeeAware contains the latest information for both hobby and commercial beekeepers about how to implement biosecurity best practice in the apiary, information on education and training resources, beekeeping associations and downloadable documents, such as the Biosecurity Manual for Beekeepers.
The BeeAware website contains extensive information and images about established pests in Australia as well as exotic pests that affect honey bee populations elsewhere in the world. Beekeepers need to be familiar not only with established pests, their symptoms and how to control them, but also to know how to monitor for exotic pests.
The life cycle and biology of each pest is described, as well as signs and symptoms to look for, guidance on how to check for them and how to manage the pests most commonly found in Australia. This includes links to other useful websites, fact sheets from Australia and around the world and instructional videos.
As honey bees forage for nectar and pollen they pollinate plants, resulting in benefits for many types of crops. The benefits vary from crop to crop, and include increased seed or fruit set, improved storage qualities and shape of some fruit, and a more synchronised maturation of some fruits or nuts.
The BeeAware website contains extensive information about the pollination requirements and the management practices that can be put in place to achieve optimal pollination for the following crops.
Information about the following pollinator reliant crops is available: almonds, apples and pears, avocados, berries, blueberries, cherries, cotton, legumes and oilseeds, lychees, macadamias, melons, onions (for seed), papaya, passionfruit, strawberries, summerfruit and vegetables.
To assist farmers and beekeepers, BeeAware has details about how pollination works, checklists that beekeepers and growers should follow, and extensive information on the following topics:
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The newsletter is a great way to keep connected and have the latest information for your hobby or business. To subscribe, go to beeaware.org.au/subscribe-to-newsletter