Each year the Apiculture Section of the Western Australian Department of Agriculture undertakes a series of surveys relating to flora prospects, land area suitability or wildfire damage to bee pastures. Such surveys may vary according to the requirements both in time and intensity and the report may be presented as a Departmental file comment or be of such significance to warrant a suitable publication. The Department of Agriculture is at present collating numerous surveys and reports undertaken by a variety of Research Officers in various Divisions. Computer data bases have been set up utilising the Records Management System which will provide access for people wishing to obtain information relating to a specific geographic location. To date, the Divisions of Resource Management and Animal Production (Apiculture Section) have established such bases and searches have been undertaken to retrieve valuable information from Files and Field Note Books for storage and subsequent usage. The Apiculture Section is progressively searching the existing records and files for information relating to land use for the Western Australian Beekeeping Industry. For the benefit of Industry and other land management organisations, an initial summary of information has been prepared via this publication.
Apiculture, Flora species, Wildlife damage surveys, Beekeeping
Burking, R C. (1986), An inventory of apiculture land use surveys. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Report.