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Helping You and Bees

Science Based Education

We love science and you will too! Our science based approach helps de-mystify the art of beekeeping.

Bee Feed

Sometimes nature can't feed your bees and it is up to you to step in and help them out. Bee Build works a charm.

Bees eating Feed EZ pollen patty

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.

Upcoming Beekeeping Courses

Join our fifth annual Queen Rearing Course in Melbourne 1-3 November 2019

Submit an expression of interest for a long course held in central Victoria November 2019-May 2020.

Current Research

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.

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