Western Australia Beekeepers


Information for Beekeepers in Western Australia

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 WA and put them all in one place.

Below you’ll find everything you’ll need, from links on registering to be a beekeeper in Western Australia, 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 the WA Government web page. All beekeepers within Western Australia must be registered and their stock identified in accordance with the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Regulations 2013.

Reporting a Notifiable Bee Disease or an Exotic Bee Pest

Useful Links and Resources

State Association

  • Bee Industry Council of Western Australia – The BICWA is an essential resource to help all beekeepers, from the hobbyist beekeeper with one hive, to the full-time commercial beekeeper, with a mission to secure a profitable and sustainable bee industry in Western Australia.

Identifying Pests and Disease

  • Bee Aware – Follow the link to find information on a variety of common and exotic pests of the honey bee, 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.

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 Western Australia – The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is a vast resource for the beekeeper, with information on livestock ownership, biosecurity, 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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