BeeConnected connects registered beekeepers with registered farmers and contractors, enabling two-way communication on the location of hives and crop protection product activities. Contractors and farmers are able to input information on their crop protection activities that may be of interest to a beekeeper, and beekeepers are able to notify nearby farmers of the location of their hives. This opens up a line of communication through an internal messaging system.
Successful stewardship requires collaboration, engagement and support by all stakeholders. Where this occurs, the community can be assured that best practices are being consistently applied for the safety of users, consumers and the environment, including and especially for managing any risks to pollinators.
CropLife Australia is proud to provide BeeConnected to the community free of charge – support of all agricultural industry stakeholders is required to encourage farmers and beekeepers to sign up and take advantage of this resource.
About CropLife Australia
CropLife Australia is the voice, advocate and representative of the plant science industry in Australia.
CropLife and its member companies are committed to supporting the safe and responsible management of the industry’s products throughout their life cycle in order to safeguard the safety of farmers and the sustainability of Australian agriculture. CropLife member companies contribute more than $13 million each year on stewardship activities to ensure the safe use of their products.
Click here to visit CropLife Australia's website.
CropLife Australia’s Pollinator Protection Initiative
Pollinators, particularly bees and other insects, are essential to producing a wide variety of high yielding crops. Farmers rely on pollination services from both wild bees and domesticated honey bees. Global increases in the demand for food mean that bees are being called upon to pollinate more crops than ever before and this trend is set to continue. At the same time, environmental pressures, parasites, viruses and other toxins continue to place increasing stress on bees.
CropLife and its member companies are determined to ensure that their crop protection products are used responsibly, in accordance with approved label instructions, so as to avoid any risk of placing additional stress on bees and other pollinators. The Pollinator Protection Initiative (PPI), launched in 2014, provides tools and resources to the agricultural sector to assist in the responsible use of agricultural chemicals.
Click here to visit the Pollinator Protection Initiative website.
Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC)
AHBIC represents six state associations and three national associations, each representing various sections of the beekeeping industry in Australia. AHBIC's mission to maximize the efficient use of industry resources and funds to ensure the long term economic viability, security and prosperity of the Australian Honey Bee Industry in Australia.
AHBIC is the Official Partner of BeeConnected.
Click here to visit AHBIC's website.