Australia’s professional beekeepers are our forgotten farmers. These important primary producers are often overlooked when it comes to the effects of drought, bushfire and other natural disasters.
Yet professional beekeepers are the cornerstone of our agricultural industry. Crops like almonds, avocados, blueberries, cucumbers, mangoes, apples and pumpkin rely heavily on pollination by bees.
We need to support our “littlest livestock”, honey bees, and the beekeepers who care for them.