Bee Scientifics

Queen Rearing Course and Hives for Sale

Good bees from Good StockWe are really excited to have details nailed down for our upcoming queen rearing course October 30th 31st, and November 1st in the greater Melbourne area.  We also have Spring bee hives (nucs) for sale.  Please follow the links to our website for more information and pass the good news along!

TECA Beekeeping Exchange Survey

From 30th June to 7th August the TECA Beekeeping Exchange Group will host a moderated discussion on bee diseases and the use of veterinary medicines in beekeeping around the world. The discussion is held in collaboration with the Regional Institute for Animal Diseases of Latium and Tuscany (IZSLT – Italy) and APIMONDIA. Beekeepers are invited to participate in the survey (English, French, Spanish and Italian) that will allow monitoring beekeepers’ knowledge and learning about beekeepers’ challenges related with bee diseases and health.
Find all the useful documents related to the discussion HERE.
Moreover, APIMONDIA with the assistance of the TECA Beekeeping Exchange Group (TECA stands for Technologies and practices for smallholder farmers), IZSLT and is under the supervision of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), organized a Survey on the same matter.
The survey is divided into 3 parts:
Part A: Gather information from participants on their perception of the honey bee diseases and the proper management of the hives.
Part B: Understand the concerns of participants about the main diseases affecting beekeeping in different areas around the world: Varroa, American Foulbrood (AFB) and European Foulbrood (EFB).
Part C: Understand what kind of assistance beekeepers receive to face the honey bee issues.

The survey is completely anonymous (you do not have to give your name) and will only take about 10-15 minutes to fill in.
You can find the Survey at: