Helpful links

Beekeeper Registration and Disposal of Hive

Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC)


Beekeeping calendar (Amazing Bees)

Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Trading as Agrifutures.

Victorian Apiarists’ Association (VAA)

 American FoulBrood (AFB)

There is no shame in getting AFB or even asking if you suspect AFB – it is more than likely to happen at some point in your beekeeping experiences but the quicker we act the better for our other hives and hives that others nearby have too. BRB recommends the following two helpful articles by Agriculture Victoria:

What to do if you detect or suspect AFB

Control and eradication of AFB

 Disposal of hives

It is important when considering to sell or buy bee hives that you keep potential AFB (and other pests/diseases) in mind AND complete a disposal of hives form available on the Agriculture Victoria website