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Alleged fake honey's impact on Australia's bees and crops

Adele Ferguson & Chris Gillett |  11 September 2018  |  News

Australian farmers hire bees and bee hives which are placed in their crops to assist with pollination. This is done by almond, cherry, apple growers and others.

The role of bees in pollinating horticulture crops was in the spotlight last week after the honey test results were highlighted in a joint investigation by Fairfax Media and the ABC.

The tests were commissioned by the law firm King & Wood Mallesons on behalf of horticulturalist Robert Costa, who said he was concerned cheap imported honey was hurting the local honey industry, making it difficult for beekeepers to compete, and that this, in turn would have serious consequences for agriculture which relies on bees to pollinate crops.


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