Update and reprint of the book: Beekeeping

Department of Environment Land Water and Planning

  • Project code: PRJ-007664

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

  • Project completion date: Friday, December 19, 2014

  • National Priority: HBE-Increase capacity within research community and future industry leaders


This project will produce an up-to-date book about honey bees and best management beekeeping practices for succesful beekeeping in Australia.
The project will extensively revise and build on the text of the 1991 edition of the book ‘Beekeeping’ and its predecessors which were published under the title ‘Beekeeping in Victoria’.
A review of literature will be undertaken during the drafting of text to ensure the most current information is included.


Honey Bee

Research Organisation

Department of Environment Land Water and Planning

Objective Summary

To a produce a publication that will provide relevant, comprehensive and current information for beginner, hobbyist and sideline apiarists.
To assist hobby and sideline apiarists acquire a sound understanding of beekeeping including honey bee biosecurity principles and practice, and by this means provide potential for apiarists to develop into commercial participants of the honey bee and pollination industries.