Opportunities to improve access to floral resources for beekeepers on public lands
Public land access is important for commercial beekeepers in all Australian states. It underpins essential pollination services for Australian agriculture and
the nation’s food security. It provides much of the Australian honey crop and it provides a safe haven for shortstay honey bees that allows them to be ‘conditioned’ and strengthened ahead of crop pollination.
This short report provides a snapshot of Beekeeping in Australia (including access to public land statistics) and outlines seven opportunities to improve land management practices on public lands and underpin the sustainability of beekeeping and pollination services across Australia.