Beekeeping can be a large commercial venture, sideline occupation, or a hobby. As well as producing honey and beeswax, honey bees are also very important pollinators of a range of horticultural crops and seed crops.
If you would like hold more than one hives of bees in Victoria you have to:
- comply with the Apiary Code of Practice May 2011
Registration, conformity and information
No matter what the scale of your beekeeping, you can find security safety measures for apiarists and essential administration techniques so that the health insurance and efficiency of your bees. These links supply the sources to follow the appropriate process.
- Whoever keeps several hives of bees in Victoria is needed to register with DEDJTR as a beekeeper. You can apply and pay for a Beekeeper's Licence online.
- Helpful information for managing and increasing bee colonies, study, most useful rehearse, pollination services and conformity including links to your Beekeeping together with Livestock infection Control Act.
The Australian Honey-bee industry Biosecurity Code of Application
The Biosecurity Code of application has been developed in consultation with beekeepers to give an obvious framework for beekeepers to take part in best-practice biosecurity and should be implemented by all beekeepers.
Fire danger duration - guidance for beekeepers
The Country Fire Authority (CFA) and the Victorian honey bee business have developed the advice for Beekeepers through the Fire Danger stage and complete Fire Ban times brochure providing you with information for beekeepers throughout the Fire risk Period and Total Fire Ban days. Fire restrictions or complete Fire Bans (TFB) affect beekeepers across every one of Victoria. Kindly remember to look at this important brochure.
Australian Beekeeping Guide
The Australian Beekeeping Guide provides fundamental information to help novice and sideline beekeepers. It draws in the experience and knowledge of apiculture experts, numerous state and area apiary inspectors and apiary officials, and most importantly, the many beekeepers whom enjoy keeping bees.