O LAM, Australia’s largest a contribution of $100,000 to the Hive Aid initiative. The Olam contribution was the first donation to the cause with 100 percent of funds raised through the Hive Aid campaign going directly to beekeepers. Managed by Rural Aid, one of Australia’s largest rural charities, and overseen by industry body, the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC), funds raised will be used to support professional beekeepers recover from the loss of hives and floral resources caused by the bushfires and ongoing drought. The fires have resulted in some complete hive losses, many damaged hives and most critically a loss of floral resources to help hives regain health in the coming months. grower of almonds, has made
"The Australian almond industry requires in excess of 200,000 hives each year for pollination. Moreover, the industry is very much aware of how important strong hive health is for an overall successful pollination and subsequent almond crop", says Damien Houlahan, Olam's Executive General Manager. record, with drought and bushfire decimating available water and flowering trees, and severe heat further impacting survival and activity of bee populations. Professional beekeepers are encouraged to register for assistance via www.buyabale.com.au. The 2019/2020 honey season is forecast to be the lowest on
A USTRALIAN Almonds held a bushfire fundraiser in Rundle Mall on January 17. Over 1000 snack tins were sold raising over $2,000 for the Country Fire Service Foundation and the RSPCA. We would like to acknowledge the generous support of Almondco Australia Ltd, located in Renmark South Australia, for donating both the almonds and the labour to fill the tins at very short notice. 1000 snack tins were also donated to the CFS Foundation for the volunteer firefighters. Almonds are are a great recovery food after strenuous activity.