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Beekeeping (apiary) permits for state forests
State native forests
If you want to keep beehives (apiaries) in state native forests located on non-plantation lands, contact our Customer Service Centre.
Apiary site permits are issued under s35 (1) of the Forestry Act 1959.
Learn more about state native forestry and forest products.
Apiary site maps
Apiary site maps are available for the South-West Forest Management Area.
|Barakula area||Dunmore area||Inglewood area|
|Ula Ula and Kinkora (PDF, 701KB)|
Plantation forests on state-owned land
If you want to operate in a plantation forest on state-owned land, you should apply to HQPlantations for a permit. Permits are issued under S56 of the Forestry Act 1959. Plantation forests on state-owned land can be identified using maps of the defined forest area. Plantation forests on state-owned land are currently managed, grown and harvested by HQPlantations.
In addition to commercial plantation timber production, plantation forests on state-owned land also have recreational and other commercial uses. In general, the public are free to access these plantation forests, but a permit may be required depending on the activity and location.
Permits allow HQPlantations to keep track of visitors and ensure that harvesting activities can be carried out safely. It is important for permitted users in plantation forests on state-owned land to be safe for the benefit of all visitors and commercial users.