Cost-benefit analysis of the effects of Apis cerana


Biosecurity Queensland is seeking national cost sharing for the eradication of Asian Honey Bees (AHB) under the Emergency Plant Pest Response Deed. An economic analysis is required to support the case for eradication. The Australian honeybee industry regards this benefit cost analysis as a crucial element in ensuring the long term economic health of the industry. The project will focus on collecting data and estimating the increased public health costs for the general community if Apis Cerana becomes endemic.


Honey Bee

Research Organisation

Terry Ryan

Objective Summary

To develop a model which the Queensland Government can use to assess and tests the costs associated with an Apis Cerana endemic. To develop a model using data and estimates of the public nuisance costs of Apis Cerana.

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Project Start Date

Monday, February 22, 2010

Project Completion Date

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Safeguarding Australia

National Priority


National Priority

HBE-Improve understanding of nutrition best practice and disease interaction


Related publications


Estimating the Potential Public Costs of the Asian Honeybee Incursion