We have over 20 speakers, who are all experts in their field, ready to entertain you with their stories of beekeeping, research, art and adventure!
In this issue:
2019 BEEKEEPING WEEKEND
The Art and Science of Beekeeping
Details of this year’s special bee celebration.
Get your tickets!
Programme and Planner
Speakers and topics
News and More
Stamps go native.
Brush up your skills.
Manuka gets a seal of approval
Council grant for young club
A year in review
Council rules for beekeepers and honey sellers
Welcome packs for new sign-ups
Pfund it! How honey is graded
Trees for Bees
Before you build a bee empire . . .
Bottling without mess or stress
We need to confirm numbers with the caterers by tomorrow, so book your tickets now, before it’s too late!
The Conference Program
There’s something for everyone at the ABA Conference!
We have a fabulous line-up of over 20 exciting speakers from Australia and overseas ready to amaze you with their stories of honeybees, native bees, pollination, art, photography, medicine, diseases and more...
View the latest version of the program, or download it here. We are working hard to ensure that speakers and topics are spread across the two days, but don’t forget the program might change without without notice as we squeeze in more speakers.
Tickets are just $120 for general admission, or $100 for ABA/NSWAA/NSBKA members - and you can come for the second day for free!
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are included in the ticket price.
The Gala Dinner @ Hawkesbury Race Club
6pm - 10pm, Saturday 8 June
Hawkesbury Race Club is the place to be on Saturday 8 June!
Not only will there be fabulous food and an open bar, but we will be running the Colonel Pulling Quiz, and presenting awards for the Colonel Pulling inter-club competition, individual ABA awards, and the ABA Bee Shorts film competition.
Happy World Bee Day!
To celebrate we are accepting entries to our new bee-themed contests for an extra week or so.
You now have until 5pm on Friday 31 May to get your entry forms in for Best Invention, Best Labels and Best Art or Craft Project.
Prizes worth more than $600 are up for grabs, including vouchers from Bunnings and a gift basket of labels and tags from Avery Products.
Winners will be announced on Saturday 8 June at the 2019 ABA Conference.
Please go to beekeepers.asn.au/contest for details.
SafeWork NSW has issued a safety alert about asbestos in certain battery-operated bee smokers.
Did you hear Dr Katja Hogendoorn’s presentation on ABC RN last week?
Do you want to hear more?
Why not come and meet her in person at the 2019 ABA Conference?