Tasmanian beekeepers are urged to keep up to date on the Small Hive Beetle Incursion in Devonport.
The incursion at this stage is under control by Biosecurity Tasmania, check out the latest details:
As a precautionary measure to help protect Tasmania’s bee population and both the honey and pollination
sectors, Tasmania’s Chief Plant Protection Officer declared a General Biosecurity
Direction, which establishes a 10km Bee Movement Restriction Area (Restriction Area) around the
detection site, and restricts the movement of bees, bee products and used beekeeping equipment within, into and out of the zone.
If you see anything suspect when harvesting honey or wax, please report it to Biosecurity Tasmania on 6165 3777.
All beekeepers within the Bee Movement Restriction Area are asked to avoid opening beehives during this period.