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A buzzy year for honey bee and pollination research

The AgriFutures™ Honey Bee & Pollination Program continues to support leading research that ensures a productive and sustainable Australian beekeeping industry, and secures the pollination of our agricultural sector.

Australia’s 12,400 beekeepers are one-step closer to breeding varroa-resistant bees and trapping the serious and pervasive small hive beetle (SHB), as a result of industry’s ongoing investment in a robust research, development and extension (RD&E) program.

With a vision to grow the long-term prosperity of rural industries, AgriFutures Australia works with industry to deliver research and development outcomes. It works in partnership with the AgriFutures™ Honey Bee & Pollination Program Advisory Panel to determine research priorities and make investment decisions.


It’s a collaboration that continues to deliver positive benefits for the industry, according to newly appointed AgriFutures™ Honey Bee & Pollination Manager, Research Annelies McGaw. She believes the resilience of Australia’s beekeepers is reflected in the dynamic RD&E program, which aims to safeguard the health of Australia’s bees.


AgriFutures Australia is the trading name for Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC), a statutory authority of the Federal Government established by the Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989

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(RIRDC 17/12/2018)