Queensland Beekeepers


Information for Beekeepers in Queensland

Here at Nuplas, we believe in better beekeeping, and there’s no better way to improve in all aspects of beekeeping than with the help of your community. With that in mind, we’ve gathered the most valuable resources for apiarists in Queensland and put them all in one place.

Below you’ll find everything you’ll need, from links on registering to be a beekeeper in Queensland, to specialised beekeeper traineeships, to biosecurity and much more.

State Registration

Beekeeper Registration – To register as a new beekeeper or to renew your registration, follow the link to Queensland Government website. If you are a new beekeeper, you must register as a biosecurity entity with Biosecurity Queensland.

Reporting a Notifiable Bee Disease or an Exotic Bee Pest

Useful Links and Resources

State Association

  • Queensland Beekeepers’ Association – The QBA represents its membership in liaison with the general community, media and government and is a great resource for professional and amateur beekeepers. They watch over the welfare of the industry and protect the interests of their members to ensure adequate return for their labour.

Identifying Pests and Disease

  • Bee Aware – Follow the link to find information on a variety of common and exotic pests of the honey bee across Australia, the impact these pests can have on the industry, and the important role the beekeeper has in protecting the honey bee. Every beekeeper should be familiar with established pests, the symptoms they cause and how to control them.
  • Queensland Government – The Queensland Government website is also a great source of information for diseases and pests specific to the Queensland honey bee.

Beekeeper Training

Do you want to become a beekeeper? Do you want to improve your skills and knowledge about bees and the Australian beekeeping industry?

  • Certificate III in Beekeeping – Follow the link for more on how to become a beekeeper, plus information on how to improve your skills and knowledge about bees and the Australian beekeeping industry. You can also find a wealth of resources on training that will improve your management skills and other specialised beekeeping traineeships.

General Information

Further info on beekeeping in Queensland The QLD Government web page is a vast resource for the beekeeper, with information permits, biosecurity, hive maintenance, and a wonderful guide for all your apiary needs. You can register as a beekeeper here too.

Apiary Officers

State Apiary Officers – Follow the link for a complete list of Australia’s Apiary Officers.

Code of Practice and National Bee Biosecurity Program

Code of Practice and National Bee Biosecurity Program – The Australian Honey Bee Industry Council of Australia (AHBIC) represents industry policy at all levels of government, private enterprise and the public.

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