Welcome to the September 2019 edition of The Australasian Beekeeper, and the start of Spring!! As the days start to warm up after Winter, it is time to look into your Apiary and prepare for the months ahead. In this issue, We continue on our Nosema journey with Randy Oliver, as he delivers Part 2 - The Enigma of Nosema. Liz Frost from the NSW Department of Primary Industries writes a great article on Requeening and why it is a seasonal necessity. Narelle Debenham returns to the pages of the ABK with an educational story on the new Arthro-Pod insectory at a local school & Mary Montaut shares her views on how honey bees are competing with wild pollinators in an urban landscape.
The outgoing ambassador of The Embassy of Sweden shares what it has been like working with their bees in Canberra. As always, we have a few research articles this issue - looking at global trends in farming practices, broken wing disorders in bees, global temperatures and in A Closer Look, Clarence looks at Mating biology and queen oviposition. Jim Wright shares with us a detailed breakdown on the presentations from the NSW Amateur Beekeeping Associations conference in June this year - The Art & Science of Beekeeping. Happy reading…