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The Conversation: 5/1/2016: Give bees a chance

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Centre for Integrative Bee Research - University of Western Australia

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Bees and insecticides - Subtle poison

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Beeaware

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October 2013: Diesel fumes may be blocking bees from smelling flowers

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The Conversation 4 March 2016

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The Conversation: 27 September 2016

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Landline 5 November 2016

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ABC News/Landline Report 19 February 2017

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The Conversation 17 August 2018

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Transcript of Landline 26 October 2019 (above) in ABC News

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Canberra Beekeepers - Almond facts for Pollinators

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ABC Catalyst: Honey Bee Brains & Lavender
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The Victorian Connection

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UN - Environmental Program

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Giant honey bees - Life in the Undergrowth - BBC David Attenborough
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Did You Know?

Kangaroo Island is the oldest bee sanctuary in the world, and has been kept free of several bee diseases present elsewhere on mainland Australia and overseas.


Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island's Location

The Ligurian Bee
The Ligurian Bee story starts in 1884 when the South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers sent Ligurian bees to two Kangaroo Island farmers, John Buick of American River and John Turner of Smiths Bay. One year later, other Island residents received Ligurian Queen bees imported from Bologna, Italy, resulting in the South Australian parliament proclaiming Kangaroo Island a sanctuary for these unique Ligurian bees in September, 1885.

In October 1885, August Fiebig began commercial queen breeding by bringing in 12 hives from the Italian province of Liguria establishing an apiary near Penneshaw. This breeding ceased operating in 1890 due to geographical isolation and difficulty, in those days, accessing the Island.

Since then, no other breeds of bee have been introduced to Kangaroo Island. Because of the Island's isolation, all present-day honeybees are descendants of those 12 hives. These bees are pure Ligurian and, as such, are unique in the world.

Ligurian Bees

Ligurian bees are renowned for their gentle nature and productivity. These characteristics, and the purity of the strain, make them a valuable genetic pool for breeding purposes. Mated queen bees are regularly exported interstate and overseas. In recognition of the bee sanctuary status legislation was introduced in 1931 prohibiting the importation of bees and second-hand bee-keeping equipment to the Island. Since then, the identification of Foul Brood Disease in mainland hives has necessitated the banning of all bee products to the Island, to ensure that the Ligurian bee remains disease free.
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