The Food Act 1984 (the Food Act) requires the registration of beekeeping for the intention of honey production and sale.
If an apiarist is not producing food for sale to the public, they are not required to comply with the requirements of the food act.
If you’re interested in keeping bees and/or producing honey for sale, you must comply with the following requirements before starting business:
Become registered under the Food Act
- Have an Environmental Health Officer inspect your premises.
- Register as a beekeeper with Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) if keeping one or more hives as required by the Livestock Disease Control Act 1994.