Future of the beekeeping and pollination service industries in Australia

16 July 2014

© Commonwealth of Australia 2014
ISBN 978-1-76010-013-1

View the report as a single document - (PDF 669KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of the committee (PDF 22KB)
List of recommendations (PDF 29KB)
Chapter 1 (PDF 48KB)

Referral of the inquiry
Conduct of the inquiry
Related inquiries
Structure of the Report
Note on references

Chapter 2 - Background and current challenges (PDF 200KB)

Food security, environmental and financial importance of the beekeeping and pollination service industries
Current challenges facing the beekeeping industry and its future sustainability
Honey production levy

Chapter 3 - Biosecurity issues (PDF 220KB)

Australian biosecurity arrangements
Pest and disease incursions
Imported and exported honey
Domestic biosecurity improvement

Chapter 4 (PDF 83KB)

Food labelling standards

Additional Comments - Nick Xenophon, Independent Senator for South Australia (PDF 35KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions received (PDF 23KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 17KB)
Appendix 3 - Honey bee dependence for pollination of selected crops (PDF 55KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511
Fax: +61 2 6277 5811