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Meeting Details

Speaker Details
Speaker:
Dr Liz Barbour
Topic:
The honey bee industry is undervalued in Australia
Background:
The honey bee industry is undervalued in Australia. Presently honey bee products are only priced at $125 million. What is often overlooked is that 52 of our food crops rely on honey bee pollination which adds an additional farm gate value of $6.5 billion. If Australia begins to suffer the honey bee decline seen elsewhere in the world, our agriculture industry will be paying for pollination services. The problem is that Australia would not have enough managed hives to meet demand, and the bees would need a healthy environment to hold over for the next flowering event.
Organiser:
Marcus Harris
Comments:
In my youth I was a Rotary Student and my parents Rotarians. I would welcome talking with your club about our research program on Honey Bee Products. crchoneybeeproducts
 
 
 
Meeting Details
Time:
7:00am - 8:30am
Date:
Tuesday, 22 Sep, 2020
Place:
Zoom Electroinic, Byron trial
Address:
Your Home, Your Suburb, WA