Honey to feed the people

Yesterday I read an article in the Melbourne Age that gave me optimism about the future survival of the honeybee. Jaqueline McGlade, executive director of the European Environmental Agency says that our cities have the potential to become a major supplier of honey. “City honey is cleaner than country honey because there are fewer pesticides”, […]

Melbourne’s super bees

A few years ago, I was having a conversation with a Victorian regional apiary inspector who referred to “those super Melbourne bees.” At the time, I didn’t pay much attention to his words but subsequent experiences made me realise that there was a lot in what he said.

Migratory beekeepers may not all be aware […]