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Useful links for the honey bee industry

The links below lead to resources about honey bees from other organisations and government departments.

General public and bees

On occasion, bees may come into contact with the general public. The resources below provide information on beekeepers' responsibilities, the rights of the general public affected by beekeeping activities or nuisance bees, and what to do when bees swarm.

A range of diagnostic tests are offered to beekeepers at the regional veterinary laboratories.
See also: Submitting samples for disease diagnosis