Bee Pests, Diseases and Welfare

​​​​​​Notifiable Pests and Diseases​

Notifiable pests and diseases must be reported to Biosecurity Tasmania. Not only is this a legal requirement under Tasmania’s Biosecurity Act 2019​, but this is also a condition of beekeeper registration under Part B, Section 2 of the Australian Honey Bee Industry Biosecurity Code of Practice.​

Here is a list of the notifiable pests and diseases of bees in Tasmania. Click on the terms to find out more information.

​ Pests:



Notifiable pests and diseases can be reported to Biosecurity Tasmania by:

You can also report anything unusual in your hives to the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline on 1800 084 881.

​​Non-Notifiable Pests​ and Diseases

The pests listed below are not notifiable. 

If you find these in your apiary, you do not need to report their presence to Biosecurity Tasmania. 

Click on the terms to find out more information:


Senior Biosecurity Officer (Apiary Biosecurity)

Julie Lupia
Biosecurity Operations Branch,
Biosecurity Tasmania,
13 St. Johns Avenue,
New Town, TAS, 7008.
Mobile: 0467 805 968