What we do

The Wheen Bee Foundation supports research projects and activities aimed at keeping honey bees healthy.

Donations to the Foundation's Research Fund help finance:

  • Investigations of the biology and behaviour of pests such as Varroa mite and small hive beetle
  • Research into a wide range of bee diseases caused by viruses, bacteria and fungi
  • Dissemination of information to beekeepers and the public about biosecurity and best practices in beekeeping
  • Stock improvement programs for honey bee resistance or tolerance to pests and diseases

Issues affecting the viability of beekeeping businesses - such as access to good pollen and nectar sources - also affect bee health, so projects addressing these types of challenges are also considered.

For more information please email: research [at] wheenbeefoundation.org.au