Plant Health Australia has developed a website, BeeAware, protect honey bees through promoting the increased yield honey bee pollination provides crops.
From the media statement:
Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, welcomed the development of a new website designed to help crop producers get the full benefit from honey bee pollination.
The BeeAware site is one of the tools Plant Health Australia has developed to protect honey bees through promoting the increased yield honey bee pollination provides crops.
“BeeAware lets farmers know what level of bee activity their crops need. For instance, hives are essential for almond production, while avocados need about four hives per hectare to achieve optimum results,” Minister Joyce said.
“It’s easy to take for granted pollination provided by honey bees because we currently have good numbers of healthy bees.
“One of our greatest protections is our farmers’ observations. There are many countries now where pollination in horticulture is not the natural state of affairs.”
See the full statement here.
Visit the BeeAware website here.