2015-2019 Association Business Plan

After consultation with the membership and refinement of the information gathered, a business plan for the Association's operations has been recently ratified by the Executive Committee. Click here to view the business plan.

 

Important resources for NSW beekeepers

This page provides various resources of help to commercial and recreational beekeepers.

Click here to view various submissions the NSW Apiarists' Association has made on behalf of our members.

Also, see our Links page for information on other organisations that work to support NSW beekeepers in various ways.

 

Apiary sites on public lands - a position paper

The NSW Apiarists' Association has been liaising with the Forestry Corporation to put in place a state wide beekeeping policy similar to that that has been in place with the National Parks and Wildlife Service for a numbers of years.

This position paper was created to highlight the importance of the apiary industry and the necessity for it to have access to public lands. It is hoped that this will provide government departments and interested stakeholders with a thorough understanding of these issues.

Position paper

Click here to view the 'Apiary sites on public lands - a position paper'

 

Reporting a honey bee pesticide event

An increase in the number of managed hives available for crop pollination is crucial to the continued prosperity of the Australian agricultural industry. Further development of the managed pollination sector will also provide important opportunities for the honey bee industry. However, a significant barrier in this regard has been the risk that beekeepers face in relation to honey bee pesticide poisoning.

It is essential that any beekeeper who experiences a poisoning event from chemicals applied to flowering plants, spray drift or anything else report the incident immediately to the

Environmental Protection Agency

Phone: 131 555 or click here

Or to the

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)’s Adverse Experience Reporting Program

Phone: 1800 700 588 or click here

BeeAware

Further information on responding to poisoning events can be found by visiting the BeeAware website – click here

 

Biosecurity Manual for the Honey Bee Industry

The Biosecurity Manual for the Honey Bee Industry provides information for the industry and producers about biosecurity practices and honey bee pests.

Honey bee Biosecurity Manual 

National Best Practice for Beekeeping in the Australian Environment

Even thorough the beekeeping industry has a clear objective of preserving native flora, the industry’s position on access to government lands in particular is tenuous and needs a strong proactive stance to counter extreme negative views. By adopting a National Best Management Practice for Beekeeping in the Australian Environment, the beekeeping industry is in a more favourable position to demonstrate that it has a thorough understanding of its environmental impacts, and can adequately manage these.

Best management practice beekeeping

 

Honey Bee & Pollination Program - RIRDC

This program provides publications on the outcomes of the research projects that have been funded in an endeavour to secure a productive, sustainable and more profitable Australian beekeeping industry and to secure the pollination of Australia’s horticultural and agricultural crops.

Click here to visit their publications page

 
 

Code of Practice and National Bee Biosecurity Program

For the past 3 years, the honey bee industry and Plant Health Australia (PHA) have been working to implement effective biosecurity arrangements for beekeepers around Australia.

Click here to see the Code of Practice and National Bee Biosecurity Program and how you can provide feedback.