Beekeeper Registration Form
Download the application for registration as a beekeeper:
Please provide accurate apiary site information to ensure we can respond effectively in case of a biosecurity emergency. This is the main purpose of registration.
Note: The document below provides important information about upcoming changes to beekeeper registration, together with some additional information of interest to beekeepers.
Useful information to help you complete your registration application
American Foulbrood (AFB) honey testing
Registration fees will not apply for the 2019-20 financial year. However, all beekeepers should submit at least one honey sample per year for American Foulbrood (AFB) testing. We recommend more extensive testing to assist with AFB detection and control.
Complete the Honey or Comb Sample Submission Form to request an AFB honey test:
Compliance with the National Bee Biosecurity Code of Practice
Your registration as a beekeeper asks if you have complied with the National Bee Biosecurity Code of Practice (COP).
If you have more than 50 hives you must provide a Declaration of Compliance with the COP.
In addition to AFB annual testing beekeepers with more than 50 hives must also comply with section 9 of the Code to demonstrate knowledge of pest and diseases identification and management. One way to do this is by completing the Biosecurity for Beekeepers online training course. Permanent employees of commercial beekeepers can get a token to do this course for free through the Senior Biosecurity Officer (Apiary Biosecurity) - see contact details below.
Plant Health Australia's Beeaware website provides access and a step-by-step guide to the Biosecurity for Beekeepers online training course.