National Bee Biosecurity Program

The National Bee Biosecurity Program (NBBP) is a national biosecurity partnership between the honey bee industry, represented by the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC), Plant Health Australia (PHA), and state governments around Australia.

The purpose of the Program is to promote best management practices for beekeepers in Australia through the establishment of a Biosecurity Code of Practice. The 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.

In Tasmania, beekeepers should refer to the ‘Foulbrood Management Guidelines’ rather than (or in conjunction with ) section Four of the National code. This section has been amended for Tasmanian beekeepers due to the fact that irradiation is not available as an option for sterilising hives in this State.

  National Bee Biosecurity Program Outline   (2Mb)

  The Tasmanian Foulbrood Best Management Practice Guideline   (1Mb)

See also:

National Bee Pest Surveillance Program

National Bee Biosecurity Code of Practice


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

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