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Life on the land in Australia

The bees’ knees. Bees play an important part in our existence by pollinating crops, but overseas diseases could threaten their happy existence in Australia.

A global crisis called colony collapse disorder (CCD) is depleting the world’s bees. However, Australian populations of the European honeybee (Apis mellifera, pictured right) are so healthy, they are being shipped overseas in record numbers. The Western Australian government exports millions each year. In 2013, it shipped 40 million bees to Canada, a 50 per […]

October 23rd, 2014
Topic: Bees, OUTBREAKS, PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES Tags: , , , , , , ,