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Additional Contacts

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.


For further information contact:  Ashlee Russell (08) 9219 8240 /

Placing or removing beehives from a DBCA Apiary Site?  Click here to use the Online Form.

Bee Swarm Collections

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:

  • light smokers

  • 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.

If you are already a beekeeper, or want to become a beekeeper, visit our training page for more information

AgriFutures is a new beginning for the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC). They are an organisation that proudly focuses on the future of Australian agriculture. 

Visit the Jarrah Honey website to obtain information about Australia's unique Jarrah Honey.

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