The ABA has lined up a fabulous range of speakers for our inaugural conference, to be held over three days at diggers @ the entrance on the Central Coast.

This includes:

  • Official opening by the Governor of NSW – and recreational beekeeper – His Excellency DAVID HURLEY
  • COSTA GEORGIADIS, host of ABC’s Gardening Australia, on Planting for Bees
  • STUART ANDERSON, co-inventor of the Flow Hive, on The Flow Hive Three Years On
  • DR MARK GRECO, a bee behaviour researcher at Charles Sturt University, on How bees learn and respond to our changing environment
  • DR EMILY REMNANT, a molecular geneticist at University of Sydney, on Bees and developing a resistance to viruses spread by Varroa mite
  • DES CANNON, editor of the Australasian Beekeeper on Turning your beekeeping hobby into a business


  • Members $80
  • Non-members $100


Friday 18 May

  • Informal bistro dinner in the club
  • bee-inspired movie screening

Saturday 19 May

Buy tickets for Amateur Beekeepers Association of NSW

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  • registration from 8am
  • opening by NSW Governor
  • programme of expert and entertaining guest speakers
  • conference dinner

Sunday 20 May

  • field day events
  • trade show
  • ABA Annual General Meeting

Ticket cost includes all speaker presentations, Saturday’s morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch, and entry to Sunday's Field Day and Trade Show .