This page provides some useful links to resources for those interested in bees and beekeeping, and to other organisations that also support bees or the beekeeping industry.
BeeConnected is a nation-wide, smart-phone app that enables collaboration between beekeepers, farmers and spray service contractors to facilitate best-practice pollinator protection.
BeeConnected is free and available on iPhone, Android and desktop computers.
BeeAware is a hub of information for beekeepers and growers about honey bee biosecurity and pollination of agricultural and horticultural crops.
The site contains an extensive range of information about exotic and established pests and diseases of honey bees, and helps beekeepers to identify and respond to these pest threats. It also contains information about the pollination of crops and how beekeepers and growers can work together to provide and receive best practice pollination services.
The real value of pollination
This Rural Industries Research and Development fact sheet provides information about the crucial role of honey bees in Australia’s agricultural sector.
Biosecurity Manual for the Honey Bee Industry
The Biosecurity Manual for the Honey Bee Industry provides information for the industry and producers about biosecurity practices and honey bee pests (click on the image to download).
Other organisations that support bees and beekeepers
Australian Honey Bee Industry Council
The aim of the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC) is to maximise the efficient use of industry resources and funds to ensure the long term economic viability, security and prosperity of the Australian honey bee industry.
Honey Bee & Pollination Program - RIRDC
This program supports research projects that aim to secure a productive, sustainable and more profitable Australian beekeeping industry and to secure the pollination of Australia’s horticultural and agricultural crops.
Plant Health Australia
Plant Health Australia is the national coordinator of the government-industry partnership for plant biosecurity in Australia. Their goal is to work with federal and state governments and industry representatives to promote strong biosecurity practices that minimise plant pest impacts on Australia, enhance market access and contribute to industry and community sustainability.