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  • 29 Nov 2023 1:28 PM | Andrew Wootton (Administrator)

    Course details are available here or under events.

  • 24 Nov 2023 8:43 AM | Andrew Wootton (Administrator)

    My name is Conny (Cornelia) Sattler, and I am a researcher at Macquarie University in Sydney, collaborating with Dr Theotime Colin and Prof Andrew Barron on the project "Best Practices for Evaluation of Bee Health Technology." In our project, we aim to understand the needs and expectations of the industry and the challenges in using sensor technologies in beehives. To achieve this, we are conducting an online survey to gather information from beekeepers and growers using pollination services.

    I am reaching out to inquire if you could kindly share the invitation for our online survey with beekeepers who may be interested in participating. More information about the project and the online survey is available on the following website:

    Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing back from you.

    Best regards, Conny

    Dr Cornelia Sattler
    Research Fellow & Videographer
    School of Natural Sciences – Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia)
  • 5 Nov 2023 8:08 AM | Andrew Wootton (Administrator)

    Varroa Update: There have been around 50 new confirmed infected premises of Varroa since the National Management Group (NMG) decision on 19th September to transition the Varroa response to management.

  • 5 Nov 2023 8:05 AM | Andrew Wootton (Administrator)

    Expressions of interest are now open for the position of chairperson and up to 8 members to the Apicultural Industry Advisory Committee (AIAC), for a term of up to 3 years.

    How to apply by Monday 27 November 2023

    If you or someone you know is suitably qualified, passionate about the apicultural industry and its future in Victoria, we invite you to submit an expression of interest application form, including your current curriculum vitae via the ‘Join a Board’ website.

  • 23 Oct 2023 5:58 PM | Andrew Wootton (Administrator)

    A YouTube recording of the AHBIC Varroa Webinar held 19th October 2023 is available from this link.  The speaker list is shown below. 

  • 14 Oct 2023 5:22 PM | Andrew Wootton (Administrator)

    Includes details of Varroa treatment registrations and availability together with registration for the AHBIC Industry briefing webinar on Thursday 19th Oct.

  • 14 Oct 2023 7:33 AM | Andrew Wootton (Administrator)

    Varroa mite Emergency Response – Transition to Management Industry Update, Thursday 19th Oct 7-8pm EST.   Register here

  • 23 Sep 2023 2:28 PM | Andrew Wootton (Administrator)

    A page with links to a variety of useful information and updates concerning Varroa and its monitoring and management is now available on this website.

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