Be a responsible beekeeper
Bees are amazing animals that play a critical role in global food security as well as providing income to professional beekeepers and enjoyment to hobbyists the world over. However, bees are constantly under threat from a range of devastating pests and diseases, many that are not present in Australia, as well as the impacts of chemicals and pollution.
If you are a beekeeper, you can play your part in protecting our bee populations and the role they play in pollination by registering your hives. In fact, in NSW, beekeepers must be registered with NSW DPI.
Compulsory registration helps us prevent the spread of diseases unwanted pests and diseases including Varroa and tracheal mites. We are able to contact beekeepers and locate hives that may require treatment or inspection.
We are also able to offer registered beekeepers regular information on beekeeping biosecurity and training services.
Click on the following links to register or renew your registration through Service NSW.
Alternatively, you can complete the Application for registration as a beekeeper form (PDF, 1246.54 KB) and send this with your payment to:
Department of Primary Industries
PO Box 232
Taree, NSW, 2430
A bee registration issued under the Biosecurity Act 2015 will be valid for 2 years.
Applications - a fee (incl. GST) is payable at the time of application or renewal.
Variation - no fee will be charged for the variation of a bee registration, at this time.