Apiary rights and Bee farm and range licences

This layer plays a key role in the management of Victoria's Public and Government Land.

All Apiary licence sites, including Bee farm and Range licences and Temporary Apiary rights, as defined by Crown Land Management (CLM), are included in this layer. There are a number of sites that may NOT be recorded in this layer because they do not have a valid "Tenure-ID" to assign to the site. A fair bit of data quality work has been done (April - May 2007) in updating this layer to include some VACANT sites that were previously not ever shown.

More data quality work has been completed in January - February 2009 with a number of sites from Gippsland and South West areas added in. One new field called SITE_WC which is the Site Workcentre number used in Gippsland has been added in. Another field that relates to Zoning information for Apiary Management Plans is also included (FEB 09).

The Apiary licence points that are within this layer, have been reconciled against Departmental records. All points have attached a "Tenure number" to the TENURE_ID field where the area is licenced. A "Tenure code" is also attached to the TENURE_CODE field and determines the type of Apiary licence and which Act the licence falls under.

The TENURE_ID & TENURE_CODE fields are used as a key into the LIMS text system (PORTAL) for further details.

Data and Resources

Additional Information

Field Value
Published (Metadata Record) 26/09/2023
Last updated 13/06/2024
Organisation Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Category Spatial Data
Full metadata URL https://metashare.maps.vic.gov.au/geonetwork/srv/api/records/e8ce69b6-66da-58f9-bb8d-df200b8a0072/formatters/sdm-html?root=html&output=html