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Honey is a natural nutritional supplements, which contains high-quality human energy to burn sugar, vitamins and minerals. In the three meals a day, just add some honey to avoid the accumulation of fat in the body down.
Importation of Honey Bees into the NT Risk of Small Hive Beetle (SHB) Small Hive Beetle Movements of Small Hive Beetle The Minister for Primary Industry, Fisheries and SHB can be spread by hive movements, beekeeper Resources responded to concerns from beekeepers and movements, used equipment, on fruit, in soil and by the melon growers regarding the risk of introduction of small bees themselves. SHB can fly up to 15 kilometres in hive beetle which is present in all other states. A joint search of bee colonies. government and industry working group has been established to undertake a risk assessment and cost benefit analysis of future bee imports into the Northern Fruit Risks Territory. SHB can travel, feed and complete its life cycle on a wide range of fruit although longevity and fecundity are A representative from the Northern Territory Beekeepers markedly reduced. However, there is no evidence to date Association, Northern Territory Horticultural Association that indicates SHB do feed on or damage marketable and the Northern Territory Agricultural Association will be fruit ready for harvesting. part of the working group. There is also plant and biosecurity government members with a steering committee and a project team. The working group will Can native bees be affected collate information on honey bee diseases and SHB in There has been no evidence to date to indicate that SHB other states of Australia and report to the Chief Executive will affect native bees. Studies have shown SHB has no Officer of the Department of Resources (DoR) attraction to Austroplebia or Trigona species. Restrictions in Western Australia Basic ecology The Department of Agriculture and Food Western Small Hive Beetle (SHB) adults are 5-7 mm long, dark Australia has informed Northern Territory that SHB has brown in colour and live up to 6 months. Females lay been contained in the Kununurra region and draft eggs in hive crevices and in brood comb. In 2-6 days legislation (Agriculture and Related Resources Protection larvae hatch and after 14 days larvae have completed (Small Hive Beetle) Regulations 2009) is about to be growth. Mature larva head towards hive entrance and soil proclaimed that will restrict live bees from leaving the to being pupation. Pupation usually lasts 3-4 weeks and Kimberley region (SHB Infested area). This area includes one week later after emergence, adult beetles will the Shires of Broome; Derby-West Kimberley; Wyndham- disperse to actively seek out bee colonies. East Kimberley; and Halls Creek). SHB has been eradicated from the other areas of the State which continues to be surveyed and monitored with nil General description detection since January 2008. SHB is attracted to bee colonies, stored honey combs, honey and pollen. Under ideal environmental conditions of warm temperatures, high humidity and preferably sandy soils, SHB is capable of very rapid growth. A new generation can be produced every 5-12 weeks. SHB will Pupae – Small Hive Beetle feed on comb, honey, bee larvae, SHB larvae, fruit and pollen. SHB can live up to 50 days on empty brood combs and up to 14 days without food or water. Adult - Small Hive Beetle Larvae - Small Hive Beetle . FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Vicki Simlesa, Apiary Officer, DoR GPO Box 3000, Darwin NT 0801 Ph: (08) 8999 2036 Fax: (08) 8999 2146 Mobile: 0401 115 853 E-mail: email@example.com DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES www.nt.gov.au/dor
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