Exporting honey, honeycomb and other apiary products
Tasmania is the only State in Australia where
Braula coeca exists. It is a wingless fly which has developed a commensal relationship with the European honey bee
Braula larvae create branching tunnels through the comb honey, reducing its value.
The document below describes the protocol for the treatment of comb honey for human consumption for export from Tasmania to mainland Australia, and includes a declaration form for exporters.
Honeycomb Export Protocol 2016