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.


2017 Annual Conference Sponsorship Packages NOW AVAILABLE

Are you, or a company you know interested in sponsoring the 2017 Annual Conference? If so, packages are now available from the Secretary. To request a copy of the package please contact Ros via email


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:  February 2017 | Dubbo NSW

For more information please contact the State Office


2017 Conference Partnership Packages

The annual conference is a highlight on the calendar of commercial beekeepers and NSWAA have a reputation for delivering an event that features renowned expert speakers of particular relevance to the industry today. 

Partnership packages are now available, they are highly sought after, and many have a limited number of opportunities available. 

Packages are offered on a first in, first served basis. 

Dont miss out! To become a Conference Partner contact the State Office.

2017 Conference

The theme for this years conference is "Developing Pollination Markets for Beekeepers".


Location: Ballina

Dates: Thursday 18th & Friday 19th May 2017 


Keep checking back regularly for updates, announcements and speaker details.


For information about Ballina visit Discover Ballina.