Codes of Practice

Code of Practice for Urban Beeking

The purpose of the Code of Practice for Urban Beekeeping is to form a reference and standard for the management of beekeeping in southern Tasmanian urban areas. Its intended uses include:

  • community confidence in the safety of beekeeping activities;
  • local government and regulatory bodies to establish uniform legislation;
  • a standard against which any complaints can be resolved;  and
  • a minimum standard with which beekeepers should comply.

  Code of Practice for Urban Beekeping   (649Kb)

The Tasmanian Crop Pollination Association

The Tasmanian Crop Pollination Association has developed this voluntary Code of Practice (COP) that can be used as a guide for contracting pollination services. Successful pollination of fruit and seed crops is vital to ensure economic yields. A good understanding of the obligations of both the supplier and user of pollination services is essential to avoid disappointing results and conflict.

This document includes background information and a sample supply agreement that can be used to help avoid misunderstandings.

  Code of Practice Honey Bees and Pollination   (405Kb)

The Tasmanian Foulbrood Best Management Practice Guideline

This Best Management Practice (BMP) Guideline is intended as a guide for people responsible for the welfare and husbandry of the managed honey bee (Apis mellifera spp.).

It sets out expectations of Tasmanian beekeepers under Section Four of the Australian

Honey Bee Industry Biosecurity Code of Practice, which has been developed in consultation with beekeepers and governments to provide a clear framework for Australian beekeepers to engage in best‐practice biosecurity. This document replaces the former Tasmanian 'Oxytetracycline (OTC) Code of Practice'.

  The Tasmanian Foulbrood Best Management Practice Guideline   (569Kb)

The Australian Honey Bee Industry Biosecurity Code of Practice

This code is based on the principles of good biosecurity and aims to provide a clear framework for Australian beekeepers to engage in best-practice biosecurity methods. From July 2015, there is a two-year phase in period for the Code of Practice.

  Australian Honeybee Industry Biosecurity Code of Practice   (779Kb)


 

Contact

Biosecurity Tasmania - Apiary Biosecurity
Apiary Biosecurity Coordinator
Biosecurity Operations Branch
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
GPO Box 44 Hobart 7001
13 St Johns Avenue
New Town TAS 7008
Phone: (03) 6165 3778
Mobile: 0407 436 230
Email: Karla.Williams@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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