National Bee Biosecurity Program

​​​​The National Bee Biosecurity Program ​(NBBP) is a national biosecurity partnership between the Australian honey bee industry (represented by the Australian Honey Bee Industry​ Council), Plant Health Australia (PHA), and state governments around Australia.

The Program promotes best management practices for beekeepers in Australia through the establishment of a Biosecurity Code of Practice (The Code). The Code aims to provide a clear framework for Australian beekeepers to engage in best-practice biosecurity methods. The Code, nationally endorsed by industry, was released in July 2016.

Tasmanian beekeepers must comply with the Code as part of their compulsory registration, except for Section 4, for which Tasmanian beekeepers may refer to the The Tasmanian Foulbrood Best Management Practice (BMP) Guideline. The BMP was developed for Tasmanian beekeepers in response to the lack of irradiation and wax-dipping facilities in the state for hive sterilisation. 

  The Tasmanian Foulbrood Best Management Practice Guideline   (1Mb)

Further information:

  National Bee Biosecurity Program Outline   (2Mb)​

Australian Honey Bee Industry Council

National Bee Biosecurity Program – Plant Health Australia


Senior Biosecurity Officer (Apiary Biosecurity)

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