European honey bees could pass their diseases to native stingless bees simply by feeding on the same flowers, according to Australian research, which found five out of six wild stingless bee hives contained a parasite known to infect the gut of adult honey bees.
The WA Government will invest $500,000 in five research projects that examine new and effective ways to reduce wild dog impacts on farming and pastoral businesses in Western Australia.
Snails could stop freshwater invertebrate populations from recovering, even after the stream habitat has been restored. That’s why a University of Canterbury (UC) student has spent much of her summer creating snail baskets.
The discovery and description of two new insects suggests that New Zealand may be home to more exotic insects than we know about.
A new study led by The University of Western Australia and the Centre of Advanced Studies of Blanes in Spain has found that sea urchins’ fear of predators plays a key role in the health of underwater forests, which are declining globally.
New Zealand’s world leading apple and pear industry has gained a significant funding boost to help prepare and manage biosecurity threats, through the Government’s MPI Sustainable Farming Fund.