We've gathered up the details you may need to meet your biosecurity responsibilities to the DPI
Reporting notifiable pests and diseases
Don't get confused: the DPI lists notifiable pests and diseases of bees under "Plant Pests".
For cases of AFB, European Foulbrood, Nosemosis, Small Hive Beetle and Chalkbrood use the Reporting A Biosecurity Concern form
or phone 02 9741 4790 and press '2' to speak to a person
or email email@example.com
If you discover, or think you have discovered, an exotic pest such as varroa mite, acariasis tracheal mite, tropilaelaps mite, braula fly, Africanised honeybee, dwarf honeybee, giant honeybee, Asian honeybee. Do not delay. Call the Exotic Pest Hotline immediately on 1800 084 881
To send samples for diagnosis by the NSW DPI Veterinary Laboratory
Read the Primefact instructions on providing samples. AFB tests are free to registered beekeepers.
To report a possible source of AFB
The AFB Traceback Form is used after you have confirmed AFB and so the DPI can investigate potential sources of infection
To report nuisance bees, abandoned hives, neglected or diseased apiaries
or phone the hotline for biosecurity complaints 02 97414790
To register with the DPI as a beekeeper
You can also apply online through service.nsw.gov.au or using the computer terminals at any Service NSW office. Applying online is cheaper
To update your DPI registration details
Use the Beekeeper Registration Change of Details form to update your personal details so renewals and information can be sent to your correct address
To check if your DPI registration details are correct
This can’t currently be done online. You will need to ring 0265523000
To report that you have sold or disposed of bee hives
Use the Notice of Sale or Disposal of Beehives form when you transfer hives to someone else
Number of hives changed since you last registered?
You are not required to tell the DPI until your registration comes up for renewal