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Man murdered beekeeper for his honey

An Australian man was convicted Wednesday of murdering a fellow beekeeper so he could steal 40,000 Australian dollars ($27,880) worth of honey and has been sentenced to life in prison. Read More

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New insight into how bees see

Dr Dyer is one of Australia’s leading bee experts and his latest research shows that honeybees can learn to recognise human faces even when seen from different viewpoints Read More

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Honeybees can recognise a face

New research from Monash University bee researcher Adrian Dyer could lead to improved artificial intelligence systems and computer programs for facial recognition. Read More

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Bee experts argue over link between imports and disease

While the sound of bees is stifled for the winter season in New Jersey, beekeepers across the nation are buzzing about foreign bees coming into the country. Read More

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Beekeepers fear sting of imported Australian hives

Beekeepers who are battling a mysterious ailment that led to the disappearance of millions of honeybees now fear the sting of imported Australian bees that they worry could outcompete their hives and might carry a deadly parasite unseen in the … Continue reading

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$300K for honeybee pest program

The Rudd Government will spend $300,000 over the next two years to continue a surveillance program for pests and diseases in Australia’s honey bee and pollination industries. Read More

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Top Award to Manuka Honey Company

A major active manuka honey exporter with operations in the far north, Southland, and Masterton took the top award for Deloitte-Unlimited’s Fast 50 last week. Read More

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Bees let Ord farmers down

Yields from a number of sunflower and melon crops in Western Australia’s Ord Valley have been slashed due to a lack of bees showing up to pollinate. Read More

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Birdwatchers join the hunt for Asian honey bees

Bird enthusiasts and residents are joining Biosecurity Queensland’s hunt for Asian honey bee nests in the suburbs of Cairns. Read More

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Beekeepers struggle despite higher incomes

Australian honeybee businesses continue to struggle despite an improvement in income over the past six years, according to a new survey released today. Read More

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