About the program

National Asian Honey Bee Transition to Management Program (AHB T2M)

The Australian Government invested $2 million from July 2011 to June 2013 to progress a transition from eradication of Asian honey bee (AHB) into management of the pest as it became more widely established in Australia. This was done in partnership with the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QLD DAF) and the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC), which also contributed funding and undertook activities in complementary programs to adapt to life with the Asian honey bee.

Program Management and Governance

The program was delivered through a range of contracts under the oversight of an Asian Honey Bee Transition Management Group (AHB TMG) consisting of senior representatives of the then Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (QLD DAFF) and the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC). The AHB TMG oversaw program establishment, monitored its delivery and considered any triggers arising that necessitated a review of the program. It was chaired by DAFF.

Plant Health Australia nominated an observer to the management group in recognition of its role in administration of the program.

DAFF Queensland reported to the AHB TMG on operational and financial progress in accordance with scheduled program reviews, as well as any reviews that were triggered in the course of the program.

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