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Size and Scope of the Australian Honey Bee and Pollination Industry Snapshot

The objective of the project is to provide a detailed statistical analysis of the size and scope of the Australian honey bee and pollination industry. The project will report industry current status against a historical baseline of 1962. Particular knowledge gaps include: (i) Number of commercial and recreational beekeepers; (ii) The amount of honey produced per annum per producer; and (iii) The percentage of crops that rely solely or partially on honey bee pollination.


Project date

15 May 2020-14 Oct 2020
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Principal investigator

Michael Clarke

Research organisations

AgEconPlus Pty Ltd

Project funded by

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Aquaculture Cereal grains Cross industry Essential oils Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Poultry Pulse grains

AgriFutures Australia

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