CRC Honey Bee Products

B-Agent: modelling pressures on migratory beekeeping


The CRC for Honey Bee Products has developed the spatial modelling framework B-AGENTTM to help migratory beekeepers understand the effect of pressures on honey bee forage resources. Beekeeping involves interconnected human and environmental systems affected by many pressures, such as climate change and bushfires. Beekeepers, beehives, forage landscapes and land managers are components of the interconnected beekeeping system. Managing the impact of pressures on any one component requires an understanding of how these pressures affect the other components.