Saving the Bees in Australia with Simon Mulvany – KM102

Simon is an Outspoken Beekeeper and consumer advocate from Melbourne in Australia. Through his work on his Save The Bees website he has created a Honey Map for Australians. He is being sued for injurious falsehood and defamation by Capilano Honey Limited. We discuss this and more in the weeks interview.

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theage – Fight the mite’s might

A good article from theage in Australia about the impending arrival of Varroa Mites, also discusses the Asian Honey bee which sounds terrible. ITS Latin name is Varroa destructor and it is every bit as terrifying as it sounds. This tiny mite, no more than two millimetres long, has the potential to bring down not[…]Read More

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How to get started with Urban Beekeeping in Australia – Doug Purdie – KM065

This week we bring you a chat with Doug Purdie, Doug is a urban beekeeper based in Sydney Australia. We discuss Doug’s new book “Backyard Bees: A guide for the beginner beekeeper” and how he moved from a corporate job to a full time beekeeper.

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Australia Fair – Bee Friendly Australian plants

This is a guest post from Frank Schuurman, who is a retired nurseryman living in West Auckland. Frank’s post is about the Australian plants currently flowering in New Zealand. These are great plants to help out the bees over winter…so get planting :D!!!

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