Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Beekeeper handfeeding hive in the grip of drought, pollen shortage

A beekeeper in outback Queensland has started handfeeding his stock as the drought creates a pollen shortage in the area.
Beekeeper John Ferguson uses a supplement to
 handfeed his bees with the west in the grip of drought.
The story captured the imagination of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, on his 'listening tour' of western Queensland, who posted extensively about it on social media.

"The mayor of Bulloo Shire Council John 'Tractor' Ferguson said it was so dry he was handfeeding his bees," Mr Turnbull said in a Facebook video.


Read the ABC Rural story by Eric Barker - “Beekeeper handfeeding hive in the grip of drought, pollen shortage.”

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