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