BeesMAX and Arnia collaborate on new educational initiative

BeesMAX and Arnia collaborate on new educational initiative A major environmental problem facing Europe today is the decline of the honey bee. BeesMAX is a company that plans to tackle [...]

HiveTech Qualifies for NZ Tech Finals

A David V Goliath Battle in the Agri-tech sector. HiveTech Ltd, who are leading providers of technology solutions to the commercial beekeeping industry and Arnia’s partners in New Zealand, have [...]

Watch your Weight!

Watch Your Weight! How well your bees go into the winter is of paramount importance to the colony’s success next season and its potential to produce a good crop. All [...]

After the Swarm

After the Swarm Swarming is a risky business for honey bees. The swarm bees may not find a suitable new residence and perish in bad weather. For the stay at [...]

Honey bee genetics: altruism vs individualism

Honey Bee Genetics Honey bees and other social insects have an unusual reproductive genetic system, different to us and most other insects – it is called haplodiploidy. In this system [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

The Behaviour of Honey Bees Preparing to Swarm

The Behaviour of Honey Bees Preparing to Swarm Swarming is a topic that pre-occupies beekeepers around the world, in particular identifying if and when their bees are going to swarm. [...]

Do Varroa Manipulate Honey Bee Behaviour?

Do Varroa Manipulate Honey Bee Behaviour? New research from the Carl Hayden Bee Research Center in Arizona considers whether Varroa mites and viruses are changing honey bee behaviour to improve [...]

Monitoring early season bee activity and the first nectar flow

Monitoring early season bee activity and the first nectar flow With the arrival of spring the bees are increasingly active however the weather is still changeable and nectar flows can [...]