There are two memberships involved, membership of the Amateur Beekeepers Association (ABA) and also the Shoalhaven Beekeepers Association, (SBA).
Membership applications for both must be completed on line through the ABA PaySubs website.
Membership applications can be processed from 1 December onward. All existing members of the ABA will receive an automatically generated email inviting you to re-join and giving you a link. Also, an information pack is attached which will help you through the application process.
Categories of Membership and Subscription Fees Membership of the SBA will have two categories:
First (and/or only) family member - full member - cost $10.00
Second and other member of the same family - associate member - cost $10.00/each
Membership of the ABA will have one category only -
Full membership - $50.00
As usual, the ABA is offering an Early Bird discount of $10.00 for members who re-join prior to 31 December 2017.
NSW DPI – Registration of Bee Hives in NSW Don’t forgot to register your hives (or renew) with NSW DPI which is compulsory under the Biosecurity Act 2015. Recreational Beekeepers pay $60 for 2 years to register with NSW DPI to ensure they know where hives are located and can let beekeepers know of any local threats if they should occur.
1. REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
Any person who keeps bees (one or more hives) in NSW must be registered as a beekeeper in accordance with the Apiaries Act 1985 and the Apiaries Regulation 2013, relevant sections (s.) and clauses (cl.) of which are cited in this Procedure. More information: Click here