Tasmanian beekeepers, Bob Davey and Hedley Hoskinson, speak out about protecting precious honey producing leatherwood in Australia's World Heritage listed rainforests.
Protecting old growth rainforests full of beautiful flowering leatherwood trees is essential to a sustainable western food industry. The forestry industry and unions have agreed to the protection of key leatherwood forests through the historic Tasmanian Forest Agreement.
Overturning the laws that deliver the agreement, as the Australian Federal Government and Tasmanian State Government proposes, puts the future of the leatherwood honey industry at risk.
A local perspective on a global issue.