NSW Apiarists' Association

The New South Wales Apiarists' Association Inc. (NSWAA) is the state peak body for commercial beekeepers.

The NSWAA is committed to ensuring the future of the beekeeping industry, and the Executive Council represents its members in liaison with government, media and the general community.


We need beekeepers!

While the beekeeping industry is a relatively small one, it plays a crucial role within the agricultural sector of NSW, and all across Australia. Bees are essential not just for the production of honey and other hive products, but also for pollination of the food crops that feed us and our livestock.

Globally, one mouthful in three depends on honey bees! Commercial production of many foods like almonds and other tree nuts, berries, fruits, vegetables and their seeds, are dependent on honey bees for pollination.

In Australia, two thirds of our Nation's agricultural output benefits from the pollination services of honey bees!

Our Association plays a crucial role in ensuring that we have a viable and sustainable beekeeping industry in NSW.


NSW is Australia's biggest beekeeping state

It is estimated that the NSW beekeeping industry contribute around $36 million annually to the state's economy through the production of honey, bees wax and other hive products. While the pollination services provided by honey bees are estimated at $4-6 billion nationally.

There are currently around 3,000 registered beekeepers in NSW, which represents about 45 per cent of Australia’s beekeeping industry.

The NSW Apiarists’ Association and its members are committed to ensuring the future of beekeeping in Australia.


Upcoming Events

Next Executive Committee Meeting

When:   Wednesday 11 May 2016

For more information please contact the State Office

Beekeepers a buzz

NSW beekeepers a buzz with hope

Australia’s biggest annual meeting of beekeepers is abuzz with expectation that the NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Mr Niall Blair, will use his speech tomorrow to announce decisive action that will secure the beekeeping industry’s future ... For further information >

Conference Registrations Closed

Conference registrations closed on 28 April 2016. We may still have a small number of places available. Please contact the State Office to determine availability prior to returning any paperwork.Please note that any accepted late registrations will have a 20% loading applied to the applicable fees. More information>>>