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About B-QUAL

B-QUAL is owned by the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC) through B-QUAL Australia Pty Ltd. The program is administered by AUS-QUAL Pty Ltd and is managed by the B-QUAL Australia Pty Ltd Board.

B-QUAL aims to ensure that 90% of honey produced in Australia is quality assured for both the domestic and export markets. It is well recognised in the honey industry that quality standards, in relation to food safety, are demanded by customers, wholesalers and governments.

It is also necessary to comply with the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Food Safety Standard, which requires food businesses to develop a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) based food safety program.

What does B-QUAL cover?

As the industry Quality Assurance program, B-QUAL includes the production and delivery of the:

  • Industry Food Safety Program
  • 'Honey Quality Standard' booklet
  • QA (quality assurance) templates to assist beekeepers with the writing of a QA manual
  • Training materials for industry facilitators
  • Auditor training manual • National 'Auditor Training Workshops'
  • Development of an industry biosecurity plan

How do I become Certified?

To become B-QUAL certified, there are 3 steps:

Step 1 - Complete the B-QUAL Education program:  This is a self-paced learning pack that you can do in the comfort of your home/business

Step 2 - Complete your first Enterprise Audit: Contact us to arrange your first Audit with an industry trainer Auditor

Step 3 - Certification Granted: After successful completion of your Enterprise Audit you are granted Certification by B-QUAL, renewal is recommended every 1 - 2 years to monitor compliance.

For more information on B-QUAL please visit the B-QUAL website


Please follow the below link to access the AUS-QUAL Application Forms;

Click here for the AUS-QUAL Application Forms

AUS-QUAL proudly supports the following programmes:

Supported Programmes