Code of Practice

Find out more about the new
honey bee biosecurity Code of Practice

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Pests of honey bees

Get to know the established and
exotic pests that could affect your hives

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Honey bee pollination

How beekeepers and growers can
improve pollination results

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Be alert to exotic pests

Get advice and tips on how to inspect
your hives for exotic pests

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Help is available

Contact a biosecurity officer for help
keeping your bees healthy

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About BeeAware

BeeAware is a hub of information for beekeepers and growers about honey bee biosecurity and pollination of agricultural and horticultural crops.

The site contains an extensive range of information about exotic and established pests and diseases of honey bees, and helps beekeepers to identify and respond to these pest threats. It also contains information about the pollination of crops and how beekeepers and growers can work together to provide and receive best practice pollination services.

BeeAware was funded by the Australian honey bee industry, pollinator-reliant plant industries, Plant Health Australia, governments and R&D agencies.

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  • Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera), Crown Copyright Learn about Asian hornets with Bee Biosecurity Officer Rebecca Laws

    As the Bee Biosecurity Officer for Queensland, I keep my eyes peeled for bee pests and diseases when I am undertaking demonstrations or hive checks. More importantly though, I educate beekeepers throughout Queensland on the pests and diseases that they should be looking for in their own hives and how to identify them. Asian hornets […] Read more

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  • 2019 Honey Bee Health Survey results

    The Honey Bee Health Survey 2019 was designed to provide a snapshot of bee health in the Australian honey bee industry, focusing on issues such as pests and diseases and pollination. Following on from the 2018 Honey Bee Health Survey, the survey examined the level of biosecurity awareness amongst Australian beekeepers, including knowledge of pest […] Read more

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  • NSW Bee Biosecurity Officer update December 2020

    In this update, NSW Bee Biosecurity Officer (BBO) Rod Bourke provides an overview of his main activities since March 2020. It’s fair to say that I have found the last seven months to be about the weirdest time in my life, and there has been a lot of uncertainty that has made it tough for […] Read more

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  • Is it truly great to self-pollinate?

    It’s a serious question raised in a slightly naughty way in ‘Pollination Week’, the Australian Pollinator Week theme song released today. “I couldn’t help smiling as I began to contemplate it” said Fiona Chambers, CEO of the Wheen Bee Foundation, “and that’s what makes this theme song so great; it does make you think about […] Read more

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  • Victorian Bee Biosecurity Officer update November 2020

    This update provides an overview Victorian BBO Ally Driessen’s main activities since mid-2020 Read more

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  • Bee biosecurity webinar recordings now available

    Earlier this year, Queensland Bee Biosecurity Officer Rebecca Laws presented a series of webinars covering a wide range of bee biosecurity topics like how to check your hive for pests and diseases. The webinars were recorded and are now available to watch on the Biosecurity Queensland YouTube channel and below. Ants, waxmoth and hive beetle This […] Read more

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