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

September 2017 | Orange 

Apiary Sites on Public Lands

The NSW Government is developing a whole-of-government policy framework for the management of apiary sites on public lands, including in State forests, travelling stock reserves and National Parks.

NSWAA encourage all beekeepers to have their say in the process by making a submission. This is an important step to ensure that your voice is heard! NSWAA will be be lodging a submission and are also working towards a draft submission that members can use as a base for their submission, information about this will be emailed out in an e-bee in due course. 

Submissions are invited via the enquiry form which you can access through this link until 5pm, Thursday 15 June 2017.

2017 Conference

NSWAA would like to sincerely thank all of the sponsors, traders, delegates, speakers and volunteers who made the 2017 Annual Conference a memorable event.  

We would particularly like to thank our Corporate Printing Partner Print Fresh for the very significant contribution they made to the Association for this years conference and for the course of 2017. 

Please support all of our partners, without them we would not be able to deliver this excellent event.