The CoP has been established to meet the needs of rural and regional Australia for the extension of knowledge and promote collaboration on important issues to commercial beekeeping. Led by passionate and knowledgeable industry experts from around Australia, the Professional Beekeeping community provides the most recent, relevant and accurate information on the latest research and technological developments, best beekeeping practices and business solutions for the commercial beekeeping industry. Resource articles are published regularly on the Professional Beekeepers webpage.
Australian Honeybee Industry Council (AHBIC) aims to maximise the efficient use of industry resources and funds to ensure the long term economic viability, security and prosperity of the Australian Honey Bee industry in Australia.
They foster, promote, enhance and protect the interests of the Australian Honey Bee Industry and the vitality of its members and represent industry policy at all levels of government, private enterprise and the public.
Bee swarms are a relatively common occurrence in September, October and November in Western Australia but can be found at other times of the year too. WAAS has a list of members who are happy to tackle swarm catching and feral hive removal. Members mostly charge a fee for their work and you are advised to discuss this with them when contact is made.
When a total fire, harvest or vehicle movement ban is declared, beekeepers must not:
operate vehicles off road
More information about fire bans can be found on the DFES website.
Read the 2022 Blog Update here
For current harvest and vehicle movement bans, check with your local government.