The ABA was founded in 1954, to promote beekeeping as a hobby.
We currently have 25 affiliated clubs throughout NSW and beyond, providing information and support to over 2,700 amateur beekeepers.
The ABA provides:
a bi-monthly journal emailed to members
an annual conference to encourage members to socialise and learn together
field days to improve practical beekeeping skills
optional personal beekeeping insurance
a swarm system to coordinate members' efforts in collecting bee swarms
a help line for beekeepers with no local club
Why join the ABA?
Becoming a member of the 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 inspecting the club’s beehives, and take part in activities such as extracting honey and re-queening.
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.
Many clubs have a library 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 may also be available