The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development assists the bee industry in its commitment to quality assurance and ensuring apiary products are clean, safe and free from chemical contamination. Strong focus on research in honeybee nutrition and queen bee breeding has been pivotal.
Access to pristine forests and coastal wildflowers is essential for honey production and sustainability. Honey from these areas is free of agricultural pesticides and industrial pollution, ensuring it is clean and safe for consumers. This offers trade advantages in exporting honey, bees and other apiary products.
Our state’s honeybees are free of many important pests and diseases found in eastern Australia. Western Australia is also free of serious exotic bee mites. This high health status results from, and depends on tight border biosecurity and strong commitment to surveillance and disease reporting.