Queen Bee Breeding Program June 2015 Update

The latest update on the Hygienic Behaviour Australian Queen Bee Breeding Program can be downloaded here.


National Bee Survey announced

National Bee Survey Newsletter Special Edition – June 2015

National-Bee-Survey-Barnaby-JoyceAgriculture Minister, Barnaby Joyce, has announced that the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) will be carrying out a national bee survey.

Read more about this great news in our June 2015 Special Edition Newsletter (PDF 700K)

Code of Practice and National Bee Biosecurity Program

AHBIC has been working with state governments, the commonwealth government and PHA to develop a mandatory Biosecurity Code of Practice and a National Bee Biosecurity Program for the honey bee industry in Australia. The recently successful honey levy process, which increases the honey bee industry’s biosecurity investment, allows for industry to contribute $400,000 per year to this proposed Program.

Industry leaders and governments have been working to refine the Code and Program and now is the time for all of industry to see what is proposed and have their say on what it contains.

To learn more visit our Code of Practice and National Bee Biosecurity Program page.

Young inseminated queen bees available soon!

The AQBBG has recently had testing of the stock for hygienic behaviour carried out with excellent results. The AQBBG can now offer young inseminated queen bees from the program in February 2015.

For orders and more information, please go to our Queen Bee Breeding page.

Honey Levy Increase Update: AHBIC Submits Proposal to Government

Australian Honey Bee Industry Council Submits Levy Increase Proposal to Government

The Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC) is one step closer to having the current honey levy increased from 2.3 cents per kilogram to 4.6 cents per kilogram and increasing the threshold at which honey levy is paid from 600 kilograms to 1500 kilograms on retail sales of honey.

Please read the full media release and obtain a copy of the business case here.


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