Western Australian pollen proteins are high compared to many other plant species. Banksia pollens are highest at greater than 30% followed by eucalypt and acacia, which range from 20-28%.
Surveillance of swarms and feral honey bees (Apis melliera) for the presence of American foulbrood (Paenibacillus larvae sub. sp. larvae) spores and their habitat preferences in Western Australia
Rob Manning, Ruth Cadman, Jeff Beard, and Chris Hawkins
Honey bees were first transported to Western Australia in 1841 (Barrett 1999) and in the years that followed the first feral honey bee swarms soon appeared in the Western Australian landscape. A brood disease of honey bees, American Foulbrood (AFB) became an economic nuisance in ... Read more
Lee Allan and Robert J. G. Manning Dr
This Bulletin provides background information for those wishing to learn to keep bees or learn about beekeeping in Western Australia.
Honeybee pollination, technical data for potential honey-bee pollinated crops and orchards in Western Australia
Robert J. G. Manning Dr
The future of pollination of crops by beekeepers in Western Australia is encouraging. The number of crops that can be pollinated are on the increase and in the fruit sector, new varieties are being planted and established crops are being expanded.The use of honeybees in ... Read more
Lee Allan, V. Kesvan, G. Kleinschmidt, and P. Anning
Pollination of horticultural and agricultural crops is being recognised throughout Australia by quality growers who wish to improve crop quality and quantity, to increase their returns from produce sold on local and export markets. Some growers are able to target specific high value markets using ... Read more
G. L. Griffiths and Lee Allan
American foul brood (AFB) also know as American brood disease (ABD) is an infectious disease of honey bees cause by bacteria, Bacillus larvae. This bacteria forms spores which will survive many years in the environment and the bee larvae become infected by swallowing the spores ... Read more
F G. Smith
Successful honey production depends, among other things on a good knowledge of the plants which produce nectar.
Every apiarist needs to know which plants are of importance to honey-bees, where those plants occur, and when they flower. He also needs to know which plants produce ... Read more