Indigenous knowledge meets beekeeping science in Western Australia’s Kimberley region

Indigenous knowledge meets beekeeping science in Western Australia’s Kimberley region

It’s a dusty, hot day at Roebuck Plains station in Western Australia’s far north, but the cattle are not the only creatures at work on this country.

As Yawuru woman Dianne Appleby looks across the pindan landscape at an ancient belt of melaleuca trees she smiles, reflecting on thousands of years of tradition for her people.

This country is part of her hunting ground and she can hear the buzz of the worker bees busily collecting nectar to make honey.

Read the full story featuring CRC for Honey Bee Products CEO Liz Barbour on ABC News here.

Image credit: Yawuru woman Dianne Appleby runs a “bush honey” family business in Broome.(ABC Kimberley: Andrew Seabourne)