Meet the Arnia team – Sandra Evans

Meet the team – Sandra Evans, Arnia co-founder – Promoting science in bee yards and schools Sandra is a qualified Plant Scientist but these days can also list; beekeeper, researcher, [...]

How the bees saved America

How The Bees Saved America. Circa. 1917 During the Revolution there are legends about how bees served their country. According to Tammy Horn, a young Quaker girl named Charity Crabtree was [...]

Human activity is a key driver in the spread of pathogens.

HUMAN ACTIVITY IS A KEY DRIVER IN THE SPREAD OF PATHOGENS AFFLICTING THE EUROPEAN HONEY BEE Robert Owen is author of The Australian Beekeeping Handbook, owner of a beekeeping supply company, [...]

Bumblebee Buzz Makes Flowers Explode With Pollen

Bumblebee Buzz Makes Flowers Explode With Pollen The fuzzy pollinators vibrate in the key of the Beatles song “Hey Jude” to make flowers give up their goods. This great article [...]

Mind the Gap!

The dangers of a summer nectar dearth Many places experience a summer nectar dearth; a period when there is a shortage of nectar producing flowers for honey bees to forage [...]

Large scale study shows ‘neonic pesticides are harmful to bees’

An extensive study on neonicotinoid pesticides has concluded that they harm both honeybees and wild bees. The research, carried out by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Oxfordshire, identified [...]

Wired vs Wireless Foundation

Wired vs Wireless Foundation Researchers from University of North Carolina at Greensboro have studied the effects of steel foundation wire on honey bee brood health. They have shown that brood [...]

Wild Flower or Weed?

Wild Flower or Weed? Here is a lovely image of two pollinators on thistle flower. Honey bees also visit thistle and it is a good source of nectar for a [...]

Mark Jackson Joins Arnia as CEO

Arnia is in the press this week following the announcement that Mark Jackson has joined the Board as CEO. From BDaily this morning:   Mark Jackson has been appointed to [...]

Second Bite of the Cherry!

Second Bite of the Cherry! Honey bees gather cherry nectar, which makes a wonderful addition to the early spring honey. In the process they pollinate the flowers and are directly [...]