Project snapshot: Increasing the value of Australian honey as a health food
Honey has a long history of use to treat digestive ailments and research suggests honey acts as a prebiotic food that favourably changes the balance...
Published: 26 Mar 2015
Author(s): Salvin, S
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Public land is a vital resource for Tasmanian beekeepers, particularly during the crucial periods of hive build up prior to and post pollination. Whilst beekeepers derive a direct benefit from accessing this resource, pollination-reliant industries also derive substantial indirect benefits from such access.
The management objectives for public land in Tasmania are defined in the legislation under which the land tenure has been established and/or in specific plans of management. Public land is typically managed to meet a range of community, recreational, educational, commercial and conservation objectives.
The compatibility of beekeeping on public lands is largely determined by the anticipated impact that the activity will have on the other prescribed uses. In some cases, public land sought by beekeepers in Tasmania will be subject to few competing uses such as timber production land, which increases the chance of complying with management objectives.