An online training course has been developed to make it easy for beekeepers to find out how to care for honey bees in accordance with the new Australian Honey Bee Industry Biosecurity Code of Practice.
The Biosecurity for Beekeepers course explains why biosecurity is important, describes the main pest threats to bees and shows how to check hives for signs of pests and diseases.
It’s designed for people with a basic understanding of beekeeping practices, but all beekeepers should find it helpful.
The course was developed by Plant Health Australia and the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council with funding from the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.
After doing the course, you will be able to:
Once you are on the login page for the course, there are a few simple steps to enrol, and then you will be able to access and complete the course.
If you need more help, a step by step guide to get started is available in the Biosecurity for Beekeepers fact sheet.