In this month’s edition of The Australasian Beekeeper we find out that it’s the little things that matter. Bees are not alone in the dramatic decline of insect pollinators our article about insect decline comes direct from the UN Environment Program. We to learn about establishing two queen colonies, a skill for all beekeepers from commercial apiarists to the backyard hive owner. Look at how bees cope with stress and also how they deal with naturally occurring poisons. Our article on the pesticide situation will get you thinking. Find out about the commercial possibilities of native blue banded bees and take a closer look at the foraging behaviour of honey bees. Read all about the recent research in the feeding habits of varroa and the implications of these new findings.

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