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Bee Friendly Farming at Macadamia Farm Management

With a PhD in the diets of honey bees and more than a decade spent studying entomology and agricultural ecology, Dr Chris Cannizzaro says his science background has equipped him for his current role as the horticulturist for one of the country’s largest macadamia farming organisation as horticulture becomes more data driven and conscious of its ecological impact.

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Almond Centre of Excellence Open Day

If you’re attending the Almond Centre of Excellence open day at Loxton, SA next week, come and see the Bee Friendly Farming team and learn about the ways you can make your farm more bee friendly.

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The Almond Centre of Excellence (ACE)

Imagine walking amongst almond trees that are just about to burst into bloom, with bees foraging amongst nearby native vegetation, and in cover-crops, waiting for the swollen buds to unfold. This is the picture of sustainable bee-friendly practices envisioned by the Almond Board of Australia (ABA).

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Case Studies

Bee Friendly wines in the Margaret River region

Wayfinder in Western Australia’s Margaret River wine region has wider ambitions than simply creating a delicious drop in a bottle. Theirs is a long-term vision to integrate habitat conservation, environmental restoration, and organic certification for their vineyard and farm.

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Bees, bugs and beef are buddies!

Multi-generational family farmers have recently enhanced local habitat by revegetating almost a hectare of less-productive pasture. The Peel family is one of the first successful applicants for Bee Friendly Farming® certification in Australia, and they are also recent successful recipients of funding from the affiliated Tree Grants program.

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Where do native bees live

Did you know, that only 30% of Australia’s native bees nest in pre-existing cavities, such as bee hotels. The other 70% nest in the ground. As she digs a vertical burrow, the female bee mostly uses her mandibles to move soil up and behind her body. Once an appropriate amount of soil has gathered behind her, the bee pushes the load up and out of the burrow, using sonication of her body to assist in

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We’re Hiring – Farm Technical Liaison Officer

Do you have the skills to support farmers as they transition to become Bee Friendly Farming® CERTIFIED? We’re looking for someone who is experienced in undertaking farm field work in production agriculture to join our team. This is a casual position requiring about 1 day per week working from home. Key Responsibilities for this role are to: Activity 1 Review and Assess Bee Friendly Farming CERTIFIED Applications and where necessary: Liaise with applicants and seek

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Media Releases

Bee Friendly Farming® Announces Tree Grants to Protect Pollinators

Bee Friendly Farming is a program that supports farmers, orchardists, and other commercial land-use operations to promote pollinator health on their lands. With generous support from BFF partners, One Tree Planted and Flow Hive, up to $100,000 is being offered as tree grants to support tree plantings on BFF CERTIFIED farms.

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Case Studies

Jigsaw Farms

Mark Wootton from Jigsaw Farms, north of Hamilton, Victoria, talks about how Bee Friendly Farming® is a very valuable add-on to his family farming operation. Jigsaw Farms is a 3,441ha mixed grazing operation running fine wool lambs, beef and integrated agroforestry and biodiverse permanent revegetation used as a carbon offset program.

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Farmer James Bowie on ‘Bees and Beef’

James Bowie has a ten-year view of a “bees and beef” vision to build the two together in a sustainable synergy. It’s all about creating a balance between a prime Angus beef operation, and a sustainable farm ‘ecosystem’ that supports honeybees and native pollinators.

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Celebrating our powerful pollinators for World Bee Day

What is World Bee Day? The main purpose of World Bee Day events is to spread awareness of the significance of bees and other pollinators for our survival. World Bee Day is an excellent opportunity to put bees at the centre of the national conversation for a day and encourage actions that create more bee-friendly landscapes. Beekeepers and nature conservationists are united in encouraging improved conditions for bees to build pollination security to safeguard our

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