From the publisher
Welcome to the November 2019 edition of The Australasian Beekeeper, and the last official month of Spring, even though it feels like Summer already!! This issue in ABK News, we look at the two state finalists in the 2019 Agrifutures Rural Women’s award who are both beekeepers, also in this months ‘In the Apiary’, we have an article on how art can be reflected on your beehives, and we also have a look at the Brisbane hospitals which are using native bees to help with rehabilitation of patients.
Mary Montaut shares a historical article on how the first honey bees arrived in Australia. We look into what a bees’ eyes detect and examine how you can do beekeeping with a disability. As always, we have a few research articles in this issue: How bees are actually omnivores and A natural pesticide which does not harm honeybees and other beneficial pollinators. Randy Oliver shares with us Part 4 of the Nosmea series – Nosemosis
Don't miss our regular catch up on the news in the bee world, we also have beekeeping gear for sale in our classifieds section, as well as a variety of advertisers selling their Queens and wares to keep your apiary buzzing through this last month of Spring and into Summer.
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