Helping You and Bees
Queens for sale!
Taking orders for January.
Apiculture in Action
Bee Scientifics specialises in science based honey bee breeding, education and training. We conduct research on honey bee health, maintain a breeding program, and offer classes, workshops and field days for beekeepers.
Our goal is to provide long-term solutions to honey bee health threats through conducting and translating research into best management practices.
International Specialised Skills Institute Agribusiness Fellowship Report
Thank you to the team at the ISSI and the Victorian Honey bee Compensation and Industry Development Fund for making a dream trip a reality. In July- August 2019 we visited several beekeeping operations projects focused on breeding for Varroa resistance. It was an amazing, eyeopening, and inspiring experience and provides great hope for Australia’s future. Read about the people and organisations visited as well as our recommendations for Preparing for Varroa in Australia here.
We have finished our study to better understand the relationship between honey bees and chalkbrood in Australia.
This work included a large-scale project to select and breed for hygienic behaviour in honey bees, a national effort to genotype Ascosphaera apis-the fungus that causes chalkbrood disease, identifying volatiles associated with chalkbrood infected larvae, and challenging larvae with different strains of chalkbrood.