Welcome to BICWA
Welcome to the site for Beekeeping in Western Australia.
Whether you are just interested in bees, wanting to have a hive in your backyard or would like to become, or work for, a commercial beekeeper then you have come to the right place!
Western Australia is the 'garden state' when it comes to keeping bees. We are lucky enough that with our strict quarantine border security we have, so far, been successful in keeping out diseases and pests. WA does have American Foul Brood (AFB) but this is manageable through basic good hive husbandry.
For more details on disease management please click here.
If you are interested in starting in beekeeping we suggest you attend one of the WA Apiarist Society meetings, held on the first Thursday of each month, where you can network with like-minded hobbyist beekeepers and maybe take part in a basic beekeeping course.
If you are wanting to step up your knowledge to the commercial level then you should contact
Contact Michael Bellman at Capilano who will be able to refer you Commercial beekeeper contacts.
Whatever your level of interest, we wish you all the best in your journey.
Remember the best lessons learnt are through WAFF Beekeepers Section communication, so don't be afraid to ask questions.
The Beekeeping Industry Council of Western Australia Ltd (BICWA) was established in December 2015 by existing WA bee organisations to represent the bee industry in Western a Australia. BICWA is a non-profit public company limited by guarantee.
These groups include:
The Agricultural Producers Commission (APC)
The Western Australia Apiarists Society (WAAS)
The Western Australia Beekeeping Association (WABA)
The Western Australia Farmers Federation (WAFF) - Beekeeping
Chairman - Colin Fleay
Secretary - Leilani Leyland
Treasurer - Geoff Defrenne
Our Vision / Mission
To secure a profitable and sustainable bee industry in Western Australia by protecting the interests of producers and co-dependant industries, identifying and actioning threats to industry and supporting initiatives for industry growth and development.
Goal & Objective
BICWA's goal is to coordinate industry activity and funds in such a manner which achieves the vision of the Council for the industry. Click below to access the following:
Agendas & Minutes