Welcome to North Shore Beekeepers' Association
Our aim is to provide fun and educational activities for people interested in beekeeping and related subjects. The Association has many benefits that help to provide a full bee keeping experience.
WHY KEEP BEES
Bees are the major pollinator of plants in the world and without them we would struggle to feed our growing population. Due to our remote geographical location, being surrounded by sea, Australia is protected from many issues threatening bee populations in other countries, as beekeepers whether hobbyists, commercial apiarists or bee enthusiasts we all have a role to play to ensure Australia’s healthy bee population. Beekeepers of honeybees do not need to be a member of a club, but you must register your bee hives with the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) in each state. Compulsory registration helps prevent the spread of pests and diseases, namely American Foulbrood. The DPI are able to make contact with beekeepers within an affected area and assist with inspection, treatment and control. Bees are classified as livestock and when it comes to the health of our livestock, Biosecurity Matters.
OUR NSBKA OBJECTIVES
- To increase the knowledge of bees and bee culture
- To improve the standing of beekeeping among beekeepers throughout New South Wales
- To assist in the study of subjects allied and relevant to apiculture
- To foster intelligent observation and good practical handling of bees
- To afford advice and assistance to beginners
- To arrange lectures, discussions, demonstrations and field days for the benefit of members
- To assist members in the acquisition of suitable apiculture literature and equipment by purchase or loan from the Association
- To seek out and assist people who are interested and qualified to carry out research work on bees and bee culture and to arrange for assistance in the recognition, control and treatment of diseases affecting bees
- To protect the honey and pollen flora of New South Wales and the interests of beekeeping
- To encourage the observance of the Apiaries Act and regulations
Our committee is comprised of volunteers who provide their time in the knowledge of these objectives and strive to make our beekeeping world a better place for ourselves and our bees. We more than welcome members to assist on the committee to help keep our local club a great club.
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