Colonel Guy Pulling, keen to unify the various aspects of beekeeping, formed a group in 1954 known as the “Amateur Beekeepers’ Association of N.S.W.” He conducted practical demonstrations at his apiary near his home at Turramurra. Progressively the number of members travelling from the southern suburbs of Sydney was such that it was deemed possible to form a branch in the Sutherland area.
Following the distribution of letters and notices displayed in various prominent locations, an inaugural meeting was held on 29 May 1961. Subsequent night meetings were held in numerous venues such as church halls, PCYC etc. with field days being at the apiaries of members. Committee meetings were also at the homes of members.