Ahead of the NSW state election on 25 March 2023, the NSW Government caretaker period has commenced. Limited updates will be made to this website during this period.
NSW DPI has detected varroa mite, which was confirmed as Varroa destructor, in biosecurity surveillance hives at the Port of Newcastle.
NSW DPI is working to protect the NSW honey industry by ensuring we eradicate the parasite.
Adhering to the following compliance standards will ensure good beekeeping practice - resulting in good outcomes for public safety and social amenity, public and neighbourhood relations and biosecurity.
Developed by industry for industry, the Australian Honey Bee Industry Biosecurity Code of Practice includes basic measures all beekeepers in Australia to help minimise the impact of pests and diseases on bee hives.
Key elements of the code are:
The Australian Honey Bee Industry Biosecurity Code of Practice
The Code of Practice is also available in Arabic PDF, 488.7 KB and Greek PDF, 484.68 KB.
Below is a list of regulatory forms in PDF format (you will require Adobe Acrobat Reader to download these forms).