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.
We are currently in the final phase of a four year 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.
We will have a full report on our findings available here August 2019. Join up to our newsletter for the latest updates.