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Assessment of a hive based levy for the Australian honeybee industry
Summary The Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC) has proposed that current levies in the honeybee industry might be replaced by a unified hivebased levy. AHBIC has suggested that a hivebased levy should incorporate all beekeepers, both commercial and noncommercial, on the basis that issues such as biosecurity are a matter directly affecting all beekeepers.

AHBIC has requested RIRDC to commission and manage a project to review the proposal to establish a hivebased levy, and report on its feasibility, implicaitons, and if appropriate, path to implementation.
Program Honey Bee
Research organisation Garland Outcomes Pty Ltd
Objective summary To review a proposal by AHBIC that the current system based on levies on sales of honey and queen bees be replaced by a unified hivebased levy on all beekeepers in Australia, and to report on whether:
the proposal could meet requirements for levy establishment and introduction, and if not, how it might be amended in order to meet those requirements; and
once defined, to undertake an analysis of benefits and costs within a reporting framework that identifies the processes, activities and agency involvements necessary for preparation of a formal submission to the Commonwealth.
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Project completion date Friday, January 29, 2010
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries
Rural priority Soil, water and managing natural resources
RIRDC goal HBE-Increase productivity and profitability of beekeepers
Principal researcher Robert Granger
Research manager Dave Alden
Admin contact Vicki Woodburn _ Garland