Honey bees and beekeeping



American foulbrood (AFB) disease has been found in the Northern Territory.

If you suspect your hives are infected, you must call Biosecurity on 1800 084 881 or email quarantine@nt.gov.au.

Read more about AFB.

The Northern Territory (NT) has a small but important honey bee and beekeeping industry. Most honey produced is exported.

The main species used is the European honey bee, which has many wild colonies in the Top End.

These pages are for apiarists who want to know more about beekeeping, importing and exporting in the NT.

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Last updated: 29 September 2020

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