22 Nov

AFB Threatens $300M Almond crop

The recent ABC News report of a beekeeper being fined $6000 for placing American Foul Brood infected beehives on last years Almond pollination should come as no surpise.  it begs the question - how exposed are our honeybees to disease on almonds?  The news article suggested that the incident was a major threat to Australia's $300m/year almond crop.  How significant is the risk of this new phenomenon to Australia's beekeepng industry where most of Australia's honeybee colonies come together at a single event.

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