Beekeeping in Urban Areas

An inquiry into urban beekeeping was initiated by the Premier's Department following the death of a Stanmore resident in March 2000 from multiple bee stings.  The inquiry made several recommendations aimed at promoting responsible management of beehives to minimise potential risks to human safety.  The inquiry was carried out by officers from the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and the Department of Local Government (DLG).

One of the inquiry's non-legislative recommendations was that information on beehive management be developed and placed on the NSW DPI external website with a link to the DLG website.  NSW DPI has undertaken an update recently of its website beekeeping information.

To visit either websites, click on the links below:

Department of Primary Industries

Department of Local Government  (Go to 'Supported Sites and Programs')

Contact Details

Oberon Council - Planning and Development Department