Honey bees play an essential role in agriculture, not only producing honey and beeswax but also pollinating a vast number of food crops.
Beekeeping is a unique primary industry, depending on native flora for about 80% of its production. Nectar and pollen are produced seasonally and beekeepers must often move their hives large distances to be successful.
NSW DPI's role is to provide support to the apiary industry through the provision of extension officers, research scientists, diagnostic laboratories, beekeeping courses and regulatory services. See Primefact 902 NSW DPI services to beekeepers for more information.
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Honey Bee and Pollination Continuity Strategy
The Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry is developing a strategy for enhancing honey bee and pollination continuity in the future event of a major honey bee pest or disease in Australia. They would appreciate your feedback on the strategy. Visit their website for more information.
- Honey Money
Software to assist beekeepers
Monitors the cost of production and profitability