The state’s 257 registered beekeepers account for just over 22,000 hives.
Manuka honey became the most valuable honey variety with an estimated value of $3.1 million.
Highly prized Manuka honey has been produced by Tasmania’s beekeepers for many decades.
We support efforts by the Australian honey industry to resist moves by New Zealand to claim exclusive use of the term ‘Manuka honey’ in international markets.
The Australian Government has provided a grant of $165,000 to the Australian Manuka Honey Association to raise awareness of Australia’s excellent Manuka honey.