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Useful Links to sources of Information about Bees & Beekeeping

For new and experienced beekeepers, searching the web for information can sometimes be quite time consuming.

This collection of relevant links hopefully makes your search for information more efficient

The Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC) aims 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 in Australia. We foster, promote, enhance and protect the interests of the Australian Honey Bee Industry and the vitality of its members and represent industry policy at all levels of government, private enterprise and the public.

The Australasian Beekeeper - Australia's National Beekeeping Journal. The ABK is independently owned and separate from National and State Beekeeping Associations, but strives to serve all members of the Australian beekeeping industry with articles of interest to both commercial and hobbyist beekeepers. ABK advertising reaches almost 100% of the commercial sector and over 40% of the non-commercial sector.

Australian Government, Department of Environment - search this site for "bees", "honeybees" or "beekeeping" and you find numerous articles.

Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries - Beekeeping section. Centrepiece of information about bees and beekeeping by the Victorian DEPI.

Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation - RIRDCa statutory authority established by the Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989. Also search the Publication section for "bees", "honeybees" or "beekeeping" and you find numerous articles.

Plant Health Australia (PHA) is the national coordinator of the government-industry partnership for plant biosecurity in Australia. As a not-for-profit company, PHA services the needs of Members and independently advocates on behalf of the national plant biosecurity system. PHA’s efforts help minimise plant pest impacts, enhance Australia’s plant health status, assist trade, safeguard the livelihood of producers, support the sustainability and profitability of plant industries and the communities that rely upon them, and preserve environmental health and amenity. The Biosecurity Manual for the Honey Bee Industry can be >>downloaded for free>>

Links beyond Australia

The Beekeeping Wiki - The Beekeeping Wiki includes articles about famous beekeepers, honey production, honey marketing, technical articles, new technologies, events and business opportunities. This wiki is for beekeepers who can share their own experiences on this subject. We intend to attract a group of like-minded contributors.

Beekeeping and its history - This is a great overview about Beekeeping and its history in Wikipedia.

The Guide to Beekeeping for Adults and Kids - Providing a comprehensive overview about bees and beekeeping. Structured by listing links, pointing to a number of other websites for the details of each of the topics.

Making Honey from Flowers - Also providing a comprehensive overview about honey, bees and beekeeping. A collection of links, pointing to a number of other websites for the details of each of the topics.

Bee Hive Journal - A depository of over 300 different beehive designs, 93+ plans for beekeeping equipment and bee hives, beekeeping information and links from around the world.

Last update 3-Mar-2017
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