The need to obtain a license to keep bees will depend on the regulations in your local area.

We recommend you check with your local primary industries and agriculture authorities, or link up with your nearest beekeepers’ association to find out what is required in your jurisdiction before you set up a new hive.

It's a good idea to check in with your local council because some local authorities have banned beekeeping in built-up areas and others can sting you with a hefty fine if you have not registered your hive when required to do so.

To be sure you are doing your part to maintain the health and wellbeing of your colony and others in your region, it's best to research the local rules and regulations so you are well prepared.