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Resistance vs Tolerance

The USDA-ARS Honey Bee Breeding lab is world renowned for bee research attracting collaborations from United States and international organisations. During my visit at the lab, Dr. Jiri Danihlik from Palacky_University in Olomouc Czechia spent a few weeks working on a project started by a student of his studying oxidative stress in bees. Dr. Juri … Read more Resistance vs Tolerance

ISS Agribusiness Fellowship 2018!

The International Specialised Skills Institute (ISS) is excited to help support honey bee research!  Jody Gerdts was awarded a travel fellowship to study Varroa tolerance selection techniques with some key bee labs in the United States in July-August 2019.  The goal of this project is to learn about traits and selection methods instrumental in helping … Read more ISS Agribusiness Fellowship 2018!

Some Exciting news for Survivor Stock

Australian honey bees are some of the most healthy in the world.  If they’re allowed the time, they will develop varroa resistance on their own.  Other populations have- ours can too. Aug. 7, 2015 Some honeybee colonies adapt in wake of deadly mites By Krishna Ramanujan Provided A worker bee with two Varroa mites. Tom … Read more Some Exciting news for Survivor Stock

Queen Rearing Course and Hives for Sale

We 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!