You will require this licence if you intend to farm or range bees on Crown Land. A bee farm area must not exceed four hectares and no more than ten hives may be kept on this land.
A bee range licence may be granted for any unalienated Crown Land. This is any Crown Land not currently owned or held under a licence, lease or other arrangement (however, a bee range licence may be granted on Crown Land held under an agricultural licence or lease).
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this licence, you must:
- Be a registered beekeeper;
- Apply using the prescribed form;
- Provide any information or documentation required by the Authority; and
- Pay any required fees.
The agency will also take into account the effect of granting the licence on:
- Fire management;
- Other users and uses (current and proposed) of the public land, including recreation and tourism users and uses, and public land neighbours;
- Road and access management;
- Native vegetation clearance; and
- Reference areas and wilderness.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Period not exceeding 1 year.
Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted.
Application for Bee Farm or Range Area Licence - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Land Management Policy Division
Land Regulations 2006 (Victoria)
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