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The swarming process is part of the natural reproductive life cycle of honey bee colonies.
The bumblebee is familiar to many people who have visited Europe and Tasmania however, this ‘cute’ exotic bee could become a serious pest if it is unwittingly introduced to Western Australia.
DPIRD is investigating the detection of the exotic pest Red dwarf honey bee (Apis florea) discovered on a recently imported sea container located at Forrestfield.
European foulbrood disease, a serious disease of honey bees in eastern Australia, has not been detected in Western Australia.
Varroa mite is an important parasite of bees worldwide, but fortunately not yet occurring in Western Australia or other mainland states of Australia.
Sacbrood, a disease of honey bees in many parts of the world, has been identified in hives and apiaries in Western Australia since 1979.
Bees are becoming more of a problem because of the extension of residential areas into native bushland and the increase in the number of swimming pools, which attract bees, particularly in hot weat
Learn more about the importance of bees in Western Australia’s horticulture, agriculture and food industries and their vital job as pollinators at next month’s Honey Festival in the Swan Valley.
BIOSECURITY AND AGRICULTURE MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS 2013
Honey traced from the hive to the jar will be part of a sweet display at the Murray Street Mall in the Perth CBD this Friday (20 May) to celebrate World Bee Day.