The ABA was founded in 1954, to promote beekeeping as a hobby.
We currently have 15 clubs/branches throughout NSW, providing information and support to almost 1,000 amateur beekeepers.
The ABA provides:
- a bi-monthly journal
- field days to improve practical beekeeping skills
- optional personal beekeeping insurance, and
- a swarm system to coordinate members' efforts in collecting bee swarms
Why join the ABA?
Becoming a member of the NSW ABA (through your local club) provides you with a number of benefits:
Some club members have many years of beekeeping experience. As a member you will learn much about beekeeping from your fellow members, both in general discussion and in supportive, practical experience when inspection the club’s beehives, and take part in activities such as extracting honey, re-queening and inspecting a hive.
Support and Encouragement
Support and encouragement from fellow enthusiastic and knowledgeable beekeepers is an excellent way to gain beekeeping skills to assist you in your hobby.
Members can borrow club equipment (e.g. extractors, comb knife) to enable you to extract your honey without the need to purchase these items.
The club has a number of beekeeping related books that can be borrowed by members.
Low cost personal beekeeping insurance can be obtained.
Many clubs raise their own queens for sale to members. Nucleus hives are also available