Embrace the joy of beekeeping while ensuring you meet all regulatory requirements to support a healthy and thriving beekeeping community in Meander Valley.

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Beekeeping is a rewarding activity that can be pursued both commercially and recreationally in the Meander Valley. Whether you're a hobbyist or a professional, it's essential to comply with regulations to ensure the health and safety of your bees, neighbours, and the broader community.

Registration Requirements

In Tasmania, all beekeepers must be registered, regardless of whether they keep bees for commercial purposes or as a hobby. This requirement is part of the Biosecurity Act 2019 and the subsequent Biosecurity Regulations 2022. Registration helps manage biosecurity risks and supports the sustainability of the beekeeping industry.

How to Register

The BeeTAS online portal is the primary tool for managing your beekeeper registration. Through BeeTAS, you can:

  • Register as a new beekeeper or renew your existing registration.
  • Maintain and update your apiary site information.
  • Record details of hive inspections, purchases, disposals, and movements.
  • Upload training certifications and laboratory results.

Access BeeTAS at the BeeTAS Registration Portal.


As a registered beekeeper, you must adhere to the conditions outlined in the Australian Honey Bee Industry Biosecurity Code of Practice. This includes performing annual honey testing if you have more than 50 hives and providing a certification of compliance.

For detailed guidelines, refer to the Australian Honey Bee Industry Biosecurity Code of Practice (PDF, 6.2MB).

Urban Beekeeping

Urban beekeeping can be an enjoyable and productive hobby. However, it's crucial to ensure your bees do not become a nuisance or safety risk to your neighbours. It is recommended to discuss your beekeeping plans with your neighbours before setting up a hive to address any potential concerns.

The Tasmanian Beekeepers Association has developed an “Urban Beekeeping Code of Practice” to minimise the impact on people, property, domestic animals, and native flora and fauna. For more information, visit the Urban Beekeeping Code of Practice.

Support and Further Information

If you have any questions about registering as a beekeeper in Tasmania, please email or visit the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania. For direct assistance, you can also call 0499 526 762.