Beekeeping and Honey

​​​​The Tasmanian beekeeping industry is famous for its iconic leatherwood honey. Tasmanian beekeepers also produce premium manuka honey and a range of other varieties including prickly box, clover and gum, with an estimated farm gate value of $12.8 million for honey in 2020-21. 

Beekeepers provide critical pollination services. The direct value of pollination services was around $2 million in 2020-21, but it has been estimated that approximately 85 per cent of around $164 million in pollination-dependent crops produced in Tasmania such as cherries, pome fruits and seed crops would be at risk without pollination.​

In this topic

  • Tasmanian Beekeeping Survey
    To build a better understanding of the size, value and future needs of the beekeeping industry, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania has undertaken two Tasmanian Beekeeping Surveys in consultation with the beekeeping industry.
  • Bee Industry Futures Report
    The Bee Industry Futures Report has been developed with industry to help ensure Tasmanian beekeepers, and the pollination dependent industries, can prosper into the future.


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