National Bee Pest Surveillance Program

​​​​The National Bee Pest Surveillance Program is an early warning system to detect new incursions of exotic bee pests and pest bees. The program involves a range of surveillance methods conducted at locations considered to be of most likely entry of bee pests and pest bees throughout Australia.

Sentinel / g​uard hives (normal hives dedicated to surveillance) are spread around Tasmanian port areas and tested every six weeks for the presence of exotic pests and viruses.

If you are interested in volunteering to manage a sentinel hive, please use the contact information below for further information on what is involved in managing and testing these hives.

Compete an Apiary Pest or Disease Notification Form:

 Apiary Pest / Disease Notification Form (PDF 148Kb)​

For further information see:

National Bee Pest Surveillance Program


Senior Biosecurity Officer (Apiary Biosecurity)

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