Welcome :- We hope you find the multiple pages and sections on our website helpful or at least thought provoking and expand your knowledge and perspective on keeping European Honeybees in an Australian environment.  Australian Beekeeping Industry Standards exist to not only encourage you in your beekeeping practice but to also protect European Honeybees as a resource vital for pollination and subsequently our food security into the future. We invite you to scroll through each page on the site to view detailed content on multiple beekeeping topics and issues relevant to all beekeeping sectors recreational, part time and commercial.  Regardless of which ever part of the world you call home we wish you well on your beekeeping journey. -  Regards Marty & Lorraine


 If you have a SWARM related issue  ~  click here 

If NEW TO BEES  ~ click here

All persons KEEPING BEES in Australia ~ click here  

2018 Australian Honeybee Health Survey

All Australian Beekeepers whom own hives ( recreational / part time and commercial )

are invited to anonymously contribute to the survey to build a profile of what is happening with the health of our honeybees in Australia.

Survey closes December 14th 2018 - To contribute information anonymously please click here

3rd Australian Bee Congress 2018 - presentation papers online click here


17485A ~ Horrocks Highway ~ North Laura ~ SA ~ 5480

by appointment only

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN ~ Honey / Beeswax / Commercial Pollination Services/ Commercial Beekeeping Mentoring

Martin & Lorraine Gilbert operate "Gilbert Beekeeping " and " Laura Gardens Bees "  South Australia.                                                                                                

As migratory beekeepers we travel SA with our bees providing pollination services and allow our bees to forage on nectar sources to produce premium SA honey. 

The  facets of our commercial business include:-
    •      Commercial Pollination - SA wide
    •      Bulk Honey - domestic & commercial
    •      Bees Wax - domestic & commercial                                                  

Honey & Bees Wax -  contact Lorraine  0417824739 . 

We support beekeeping in South Australia through:-

  • Promotion of S.A. regulations and requirements for beekeeping and Australian National Standards for beekeeping and food production.

  • Mentoring of young commercial beekeepers entering the industry.

  • Advocating  effective biosecurity practices

  • Encouraging innovative beekeeping practices, management and skills.

  • Production of South Australian Artisan honey

  • Community advocacy and the right for persons paying for beekeeping education/ mentoring  in SA to be assured the educator is able to demonstrate a level of competency equivalent to the national minimum education standard of AHC32016 - 12 core units. ref education section

To go to other areas of our website please click on the links on the menu at the top of the page


Our Vision is to assist in achieving the highest standard of beekeeping practice in South Australia.