Comments about China as an "aggressive, anti-democratic, totalitarian foreign power" have reportedly caused a buzz about Palmer United Party's Jacqui Lambie with some of her constituents.
Tasmanian honey producers have soured on their PUP senator, claiming they stand to lose out on vital export contracts.
Tasmanian Beekeepers Association spokesman Lindsay Bourke told the Mercury newspaper Sen Lambie's comments could hurt their industry.
Mr Burke says he also fears she has a poor understanding of Tasmania's clean and green credentials by advocating the use of bumblebees to pollinate tomatoes in the state's north.
"Bumblebees steal honey from hives and will act as a carrier if devastating varroa mite lands," he said.
"Our honey sells for 40 per cent more than mainland honey, one of the reasons (is) because we are GM-free and (it) comes out of rainforests."