2019 Membership

The Illawarra Beekeepers membership is run and managed on a statewide level by the ABA. Current members can log in to their account managed by the ABA here.

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Need Help with Membership?

Please note that you may encounter a few changes to the way payments are structured compared to previous years however if you need assistance please email our membership officer, Janice here.


Membership Benefits

Membership gives you access to all our facilities and experience, networking with other beekeepers, plus the option of insurance for your hives. You will also receive all the benefits of the Amateur Beekeepers Assoc. of NSW including:

  • a bi-monthly journal
  • field days to improve practical beekeeping skills
  • a swarm system to coordinate members’ efforts in collecting bee swarms
ABA Subscriptions Renewal Instructions

New Memberships Available Now

New membership for our branch is available via the statewide ABA system. To become a new member, or renew your subscriptions please click the button below.


Beekeepers Insurance

The Amateur Beekeepers Association of NSW Incorporated (ABA) in association with an insurance agency has arranged access for members of Public and Products Liability insurance cover. Although this is optional, we highly recommend you consider insurance. All details including what’s covered can be found on the ABA website.


A notice from the Branch President

We have a new [ABA] website and a new system for paying fees which isn’t quite what we expected. It’s important that our members understand that the money is split into 2 parts. Our club membership of the illawarra branch is needed to cover overheads such as electricity, hot water, toilet rolls, hand towels, tea/coffee and biscuits, insurance for our club building, tables, chairs and equipment as well as funding the website and newsletter from us.

If members do not pay this $20 per year amount which comes to our club, we will have to introduce a charge to attend the meetings and none of us want to do that. I hope this clarifies how the fees came about.

The $45 to the ABA helps to pay for the ABA newsletter, banners and equipment grants back to the clubs.

Lamorna Osborne. ABA & Illawarra Branch President

Membership & Insurance Options For You

New Membership and Insurance information for 2019 will soon be published here. In the meantime, please go to the ABA website FAQ for more info on insurance here and more info on ABA membership here.

Got a Question about Membership?

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