Victorian Apiarists' Association

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  • 23 Feb 2017 6:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Unfortunately Haley Pragert, who had been employed as the Bee Biosecurity Officer in New South Wales, resigned for family reasons.

    The position is now being advertised. Details can be found at: iworkfor.nsw.gov.au

    If you know of someone who may be interested please pass this information on to them. Please note that applications close on the 7 March, 2017.

  • 23 Feb 2017 6:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Beekeepers are being urged to remain on the lookout for Small Hive Beetle (SHB) this summer, ahead of research field trials attempting to trap the pest and reduce its spread. The first incursion of SHB in Australia was detected in 2002 and has since cost the local beekeeping industry millions of dollars annually. Small Hive Beetle (SHB) is particularly active during warm and humid conditions, feeding on bee larvae and turning honey into fermented slime. A Queensland -based research team – led by Dr Diana Leemon and Dr Andrew Hayes – is currently developing a synthetic lure to deploy in a trap to capture the beetle, as part of a project funded by the Honey Bee and Pollination Program.

  • 23 Feb 2017 6:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The National Varroa Mite Eradication Program will run for the next three years with two key staff leading a team of 32 people.

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