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Pre-release tickets now on sale

ABA members $80
Non-members $100


Friday 18 May

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

Saturday 19 May

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

Sunday 20 May

  • field day events
  • trade show
  • inter-club competition
  • ABA Annual General Meeting

Ticket cost includes Saturday’s morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch. Onsite crèche and accommodation is available at own expense.


The ABA is lining up a fabulous range of speakers for our inaugural conference, 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

The full programme will be announced soon but we wanted ABA members to have the first opportunity to secure tickets. Members can also purchase up to four tickets for family or friends in December. Unsold tickets will be released to other beekeeper organisations and the public next year.

To secure your tickets log in to your member account and select ‘Events’ on the blue band at the top of your screen. Click on the listing for the conference. Payment is by credit or debit card.

To keep it simple, why not purchase your tickets at the same time as renewing your ABA membership?

Pay ABA fees and buy conference tickets by the end of December and you not only get the maximum discounts, you also go in the draw to win back the cost of your own ticket to the conference. How’s that for a good deal!

Renew your ABA membership and pay for conference tickets by 31 December to go in the draw