Our Company has maintained a long standing commitment to the Australian Honey Bee Industry since 1953. We are proud to be part of a range of initiatives that support our crucial industry and all Aussie beekeepers.
Due to the impacts of drought and bushfire, we have engaged with government and specific charities to assist with the rehabilitation of the industry. This includes the following:
QLD Beekeeper Assistance Package
The Queensland Beekeepers Association has worked incredibly hard to secure an Assistance Pack to support QLD beekeepers during one of the worst seasons on record. In recognition of the hardship endured from the ongoing drought and recent bushfires, the Queensland Government announced a 2019/2020 assistance package to support Queensland's important beekeeping industry. The package includes:
- Waiving apiary permit fees for financial year 2019/20, including refunding fees already paid for this period.
- Sugar feeding subsidies to sustain hives.
Fee waivers and refunds will apply to all apiary permits issued by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), the Department of Environment and Science (DES) and HQPlantations Pty Ltd, effective during the period 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020. Beekeepers are encouraged to contact DAF, DES and HQPlantations directly for more information.
Sugar feed is now available for distribution from our Head Office, located in Richlands, QLD. To apply for an allocation, please download the following form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org for processing. Alternatively please contact us for any assistance with completing the form.
We are proud to partner with Rural Aid and peak industry body the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC), to launch Hive Aid, a drought and bushfire relief campaign aimed specifically at struggling beekeepers.
Hive + Wellness Australia understands the crucial role that bees and beekeepers play in our food production, and right now they are in a battle for survival. Hive Aid will provide much-needed assistance during some of the worst conditions in memory. Learn more about Hive Aid via Capilano Honey.
Hive Aid can provide the following assistance for beekeepers impacted by drought, bushfires and floods:
- 1 x $500 “Country Card”
- A further $1500 "Bee Support Country Card"
- Financial Assistance to pay bills / pre-pay bills to the value of $1500
- A load of household water (once every 3 months)
- Support from Rural Aid's 'Farm Army'. Details are available here.
- Access to free certified counsellors available via 1300 327 624.