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Cost-benefit analysis of the effects of Apis cerana
Summary Biosecurity Queensland is seeking national cost sharing for the eradication of Asian Honey Bees (AHB) under the Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed. An economic analysis is required to support the case for eradication. The Australian honeybee industry regards this benefit cost analysis as a crucial element in ensuring the long term economic health of the industry.

The project will focus on collecting data and estimating the increased public health costs for the general community if Apis Cerana becomes endemic.
Program Honey Bee
Research organisation Terry Ryan
Objective summary To develop a model which the Queensland Government can use to assess and tests the costs associated with an Apis Cerana endemic.
To develop a model using data and estimates of the public nuisance costs of Apis Cerana.
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Monday, February 22, 2010
Project completion date Thursday, May 27, 2010
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority Safeguarding Australia
Rural priority Biosecurity
RIRDC goal HBE-Reduce the incidence and impact of pests and diseases on the beekeeping and pollination services industries
Principal researcher Terry Ryan
Research manager Dave Alden
Admin contact Terry Ryan