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Policy and compliance

Bee pollinating a yellow flower

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.

Bee Biosecurity Code of Practice

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:

  • registration
  • reporting diseases
  • hive inspections
  • controlling or eradicating pests and diseases
  • maintaining records
  • hive construction and labelling
  • neglected hives
  • assessment

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.

NSW Biosecurity Act 2015 - compliance forms

Below is a list of regulatory forms in PDF format (you will require Adobe Acrobat Reader to download these forms).