Risks and opportunities associated with the use of the bumblebee population in Tasmania for commercial pollination purposes

13 June 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN 978-1-76010-587-7

View the report as a single document - (PDF 360KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Committee membership (PDF 24KB)
Recommendations (PDF 27KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 73KB)

Conduct of the inquiry

Chapter 2 - Support for the commercial use of bumblebees (PDF 87KB)

Potential productivity and economic benefits
Other possible benefits
Need for further research

Chapter 3 - Potential risks arising from the commercial use of bumblebees (PDF 142KB)

Environmental risks
Biosecurity risks
Risks to primary industries
Alternative pollination options

Appendix 1 - Submissions and additional information (PDF 10KB)


Appendix 2 - Public hearings (PDF 9KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526