Feral honeybees key to controlling deadly parasite
To combat the Varroa destructor parasite attacking honeybees, Australia also needs to target feral bee populations, say University of Melbourne and RMIT experts
How can we prevent Insect Armageddon?
University of Melbourne geneticist Phil Batterham discusses his work on insecticides and how to develop more effective and sustainable pest control strategies
The great honey wars
Five University of Melbourne experts look at the implications of Australia’s biggest honey company and some supermarkets being accused of selling 'fake honey'
Venomous stings and bites lie close to home
An audit of the stings and bites from Australia's venomous creatures shows that bees and snakes are the biggest health threat, and your home is the danger zone.
Biosecurity and the beekeeper
Bees are delicate, central to the crop economy and a sentinel species in the monitoring of biosecurity. They're also fascinating creatures who get a bad rap.