Becoming a beekeeper in Western Australia

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Beeinformed magazine

This informative publication is issued three times a year and focuses on local beekeeping advice and topics of interest. Registered beekeepers receive this free. For further information, contact the Secretary of the APC Beekeepers Producers’ Committee on 0432 324 708 or email direct to

Amateur Beekeeper Association

The Western Australian Apiarist Society (WAAS) meets at the South Perth Community Hall (cnr of South Terrace and Sandgate Street, South Perth) on the first Thursday of each month at 7.30pm.

For further information contact the Secretary of the Western Australian Apiarist Society at or visit the website.

WA bee industry/organisation contacts

Bee Industry Council of Western Australia (BICWA)

BICWA was established in December 2015 by existing WA bee organisations to represent the bee and honey industry in Western Australia for all commercial, semi-commercial and hobbyist beekeepers.

The four member organisations that make up BICWA are:

Useful research publications

Search on honey or bees at:

DPIRD contacts

Apiary and Biosecurity Officers are contactable at:

  • Andrea Johnston, Apiary Officer  
  • Simon Eyres, Biosecurity Officer
  • James Sheehan, Bee Biosecurity Officer

Contact information

Andrea Johnston
+61 (0)8 9363 4131
Simon Eyres
+61 (0)8 9368 3866
James Sheehan
+61 (0)8 9780 6182