Clifford's Honey Farm
Kangaroo Island

Protecting our Bees

KANGAROO ISLAND is a Ligurian Bee Sanctuary

Kangaroo Island is the world's oldest bee sanctuary and is home to the only pure strain of Ligurian Bee in the world. Due to their isolation they have remained free of the major bee diseases, which infect mainland bees. Bees cannot fly to Kangaroo Island because it is too far, even with strong winds to propel them. To protect their genetic purity and disease free status all bees, beehives, used beekeeping equipment, honey, pollen, beeswax or other hive products are restricted from entering KI.

Please help protect Kangaroo Island's Ligurian bees by observing these restrictions. Bee diseases can be passed on by a bee coming in contact with any of the above materials and taking it back to the hive. If you are in possession of some of these restricted materials on Kangaroo Island take it home unopened, or to the Department of Primary Industries in Kingscote.

Clifford's Honey Farm is one of many honey producers on Kangaroo Island. Dave and Jenny Clifford have been bee keepers since 1973 with the Honey Farm Shop Established in 1993.

Ligurian Bees Grazing on Mallee Flora

Ligurian Bees from the Hive

Top Quality Cliffords Honey ready for sale

© Cliffords Honey Farm 2012

Page updated: 13/02/2009

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