Registered beekeepers who keep 5 or more hives must pay $1 per hive to the Apiary Industry Fund when registering or renewing their registrations. See the beekeeper registration page for instructions on how to register.
Funds are collected in accordance with the Primary Industry Funding Schemes (Apiary Industry Fund) Regulations 2016.
Refund of contributions
Applications can be made to refund contributions to apiarists.
To request a refund:
- complete an Apiary Industry Fund Refund Request Form ( or )
- provide evidence that the contribution was paid, this can be a tax invoice from the registration or renewal process.
Contributors are not entitled to any direct service or benefit from the Fund for 2 years after a refund.
The Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development is the administrator of the fund.
More information about the fund is available in the Apiary Industry Fund 5 Year Management Plan 19-20 to 23-24 ()
This management plan was presented at a public meeting held 3 April 2020. View the public meeting presentation ().
Senior Policy Officer, Biosecurity SA
Phone: 08 8429 0471