Fact sheet

Fact Check: Is two-thirds of Australia's food production reliant on bee pollination?

Fruit and vegetable magnate Robert Costa claims that two-thirds of Australia's food production relies on bee pollination.

Risks and opportunities associated with the use of the bumblebee population in Tasmania for commercial pollination purposes

A species not included on the live import list cannot be used for a commercial purpose. However, some sectors of the Tasmanian horticulture industry are interested in using bumblebees for commercial pollination. This report examines the potential risks and benefits of using bumblebees for commercial...
Technical report

A guide to the field diagnosis of honey bee brood diseases

This agnote is a field guide for apiarists to identify the four important brood diseases: American foulbrood, European foulbrood, chalkbrood and sacbrood. Apiarists are encouraged to submit samples for laboratory confirmation of their field diagnoses and to seek advice from Department of Environment and Primary...