Plant Health Australia at the Australian Bee Congress


Staff of Plant Health Australia (PHA) attended the 3rd Australian Bee Congress. The congress program was filled with world-class speakers who presented on a wide range of topics. It was also a fabulous opportunity to meet beekeepers and discuss biosecurity issues affecting the Australian honey bee industry.

PHA had a booth located within the trades display area and gave away biosecurity awareness materials, and the Bee Biosecurity Officers were on hand to provide expert advice and information to attendees.

PHA staff also held meetings with the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council, the BBOs and state apiary officers during the congress.

Overall, the congress was a highly successful event, enjoyed by over 900 delegates. After the congress, PHA staff attended the 1st Australian Native Bee Conference with around 200 native bee enthusiasts, researchers and crop growers.