The National Bee Biosecurity Program has been developed to help beekeepers manage the health of their hives.
The Program aims to improve the management of established pests and diseases of bees, as well as increase the preparedness and surveillance for exotic pest threats to the honey bee industry. The NBBP is supported through the industry and government endorsed Australian Honey bee Industry Biosecurity Code of Practice (2016) (The Code) which provides a clear framework for beekeepers to engage in best-practice biosecurity.
The Program funds the appointment of a Bee Biosecurity Officer (BBO) in each of the state departments (Qld, NSW, Vic, Tas, SA, WA). The role of BBOs is to help beekeepers, making sure they understand how to prevent the spread of pests and diseases within their hives.
The Program is funded by the honey bee industry through a component of the agricultural honey levy, with state governments contributing in-kind resources. Plant Health Australia manages the Program on behalf of Australian Honey Bee Industry Council.
M:0408 812 698
If you are in the ACT or NT and need help, please contact the following:
Kyeelee Driver (Biosecurity Veterinary Officer)
T: 02 6207 2357
M: 0437 918 935
Vicki Simlesa (Technical Officer – Apiary)
T: 08 8999 2036
M: 0401 11 5853