Bee hives in Hobart - amendment to the Health and Environmental Services By-Law

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Bees are essential to pollination, food security, urban agriculture and local honey production and Beekeeping is growing in popularity.

To ensure best practices are maintained to encourage bees to flourish in numbers and to prevent potential negative impacts on people, property, domestic animals and native flora and fauna, it is important that guidelines are available. It is also important that beekeepers are aware of potential issues that can affect bees and the nuisances they can cause to neighbours.

The Southern Beekeepers Association Inc. has produced a Code of Practice for Urban Beekeeping in Tasmania, which the Council has recently endorsed and we are now seeking to amend the Heath and Environmental Services By-law (the principal By-law) to accommodate some of the key issues identified in this code.

The City of Hobart invites feedback from the community on the Health and Environmental Services Amendment By-Law (No. 1 of 2015) in relation to the keeping of bee hives within Hobart.

All feedback will be considered and inform the Health and Environmental Services Amendment By-Law (No. 1 of 2015) for the Council's endorsement.


For background information on this project please:


This consultation is closed.

Bees are essential to pollination, food security, urban agriculture and local honey production and Beekeeping is growing in popularity.

To ensure best practices are maintained to encourage bees to flourish in numbers and to prevent potential negative impacts on people, property, domestic animals and native flora and fauna, it is important that guidelines are available. It is also important that beekeepers are aware of potential issues that can affect bees and the nuisances they can cause to neighbours.

The Southern Beekeepers Association Inc. has produced a Code of Practice for Urban Beekeeping in Tasmania, which the Council has recently endorsed and we are now seeking to amend the Heath and Environmental Services By-law (the principal By-law) to accommodate some of the key issues identified in this code.

The City of Hobart invites feedback from the community on the Health and Environmental Services Amendment By-Law (No. 1 of 2015) in relation to the keeping of bee hives within Hobart.

All feedback will be considered and inform the Health and Environmental Services Amendment By-Law (No. 1 of 2015) for the Council's endorsement.


For background information on this project please: