27 November 2014

Bees Australian apiarists face new disease threats. Click here White House urged to do something about bees. Click here Stress management for bees? Click here Nature's pollinators. Click here Biosecurity megashocks threaten Australia. Click here Yemen: Honeybees changing lives. Click here Clover comeback? Bee friendly lawns. Click here Plight of the honeybees. Click here

5 October 2014

Gardening Getting the garden ready for butterflies in NZ. Click here Eco-friendly gardening in all seasons. Click here Farming The benefits of improving soils. Click here A call for thoughtful re-farming. Click here Beekeeping Organic beekeepers move north in NZ to avoid 1080. Click here Talking backyard beekeeping, from Australia. Click here  

BeeConnected

Help the bees!

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A honey bee on flowers Bee on flowers

Bees need to be located in locations where they can access flowers. This sometimes causes some issues, particularly when farmers need to undertake crop protection activities, which may include the use of chemicals.

To facilitate communication between beekeepers and farmers, CropLife Australia, in partnership with the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council, has launched ‘BeeConnected’. More details are available at the link below:

BeeConnected

We also came across the following articles regarding bees from overseas:

Sweet victory for Mexico beekeepers as Monsanto loses GM permit – ‘www.theguardian.com’ article

8 years later: the state of the bees – ‘www.treehugger.com’ article

Posted by Peter Verrion. To keep up to date with information about conservation and apiary issues, please subscribe to the blog at http://clmconnections.wordpress.com/

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1 October 2014

Gardening Even a small greenhouse can be effective. Click here Guardians of the garden. Click here Compost can help sandy soil. Click here Chaya: a tasty perennial vegetable. Click here Food Organic food found to have less cadmium than chemically farmed foods. Click here Farming A 'shoot from the hip' call for agro-ecological farming. Click … Continue reading 1 October 2014