12 Dec

Honey Shortage

A difficult 2014 honey season in Australian has contributed to a shortage of honey in the Australian market. With many beekeepers producing significantly less honey this year, honey prices are rising and supermarket shelves are looking bare. With the 2014 season wrapping up in the next couple of months with a harvest of less then 50% for many, beekeepers are looking to the 2015 season to make up lost ground. 

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01 Dec

Bayer sponsors honeybee forage program

The traditional family farm in many instances has become a desert for pollinating insects as farmers come under increasing pressure to increase their returns. The past 100 years has seen millions of hectares of native vegetation destroyed to make way for large-scale agriculture crops. The desert has also increasly become toxic as spraying has become the first response to control the enemies of the agriculture crop.

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