Tasmanian beekeepers, Bob Davey and Hedley Hoskinson, speak out about protecting precious honey producing leatherwood rainforests.

Protecting old growth rainforests full of beautiful flowering leatherwood trees is essential to the island state's unique 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 Tony Abbott and the Tasmanian Government proposes, puts the future of the leatherwood honey industry at risk.

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