Keeping Bees in Queensland

Code of Practice
& National Bee Biosecurity Program
(Australian Honey Bee Industry)

All beekeepers (hobby and commercial) have a general biosecurity obligation to actively manage biosecurity risks and ensure your activities do not spread a pest, disease or contaminant.
Code of Practice
National Bee Biosecurity Program

Registration as a Beekeeper
in Queensland

In Queensland, owners of one or more bee hives must register as a biosecurity entity.  If an exotic bee pest or disease is detected, this registration system allows for prompt traceability actions to find and destroy the exotic bee pest or disease before it spreads and creates damage to other hives and beekeeping in Australia.
* Small Fee – if you claim primary producer status on your tax return.
* No Fee – if you keep bees only for non-commercial purposes (however registration is still a requirement)

Keeping Bees In Qld

These Guidelines give requirements, safety standards & environmental responsibilities for all beekeepers in Queensland. 

                      Topics include:
       * local & State laws
       * basic work skills
       * moving bee hives
       * apiary sites  
       * regulatory requirements
       * keeping bees in urban areas


Queensland Beekeepers’ Association  &  local Beekeeping Clubs in Queensland
Contact Details