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Hives on station country.
Photo © Eric Steele

Parks and Wildlife manages beekeeper access on Crown land throughout Western Australia.

  • There are 3,266 current apiary authorities on all land tenures.
  • About 2,071 of these are on land managed by the department, which contain some 75 per cent of the honey resource in Western Australia.
  • Approximately 90 beekeepers are registered to collect honey from these apiary authorities.

Authorities can be issued for up to seven years, depending on the land tenure, and include conditions relating toland management requirements, water catchment guidelines, dieback control and fire prevention.

Parks and Wildlife can grant apiary authorities to keep an apiary on land vested in the Conservation Commission, subject to consultation with the Commission and approval from the Minister for Environment. The department also seeks the approval of other government agencies and other land managers when applications are received for the placement of beehives on other lands.

District contacts

Map / Contact notes:

  • Please send all emails to Parks and Wildlife district offices to both the generic email and the District Apiary Officer.
  • Trouble viewing the map? download the pdfDistrict Apiary Contacts Directory123.53 KB.
  • *Clearing Permits - contact the Department of Water and Environment Regulation on (08) 6364 7000 or www.dwer.wa.gov.au or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Other government agencies  

More information

Contact the Apiary Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (08) 9219 8765.