“A taste of honey… tasting much sweeter than wine…. “


Old mates manning our stall at Tocal 2013

Old mates manning our stall at Tocal 2013

The Amateur Beekeepers Association of NSW was established in the 1950’s to support amateur beekeepers, its motto being “better apiculture through knowledge.”

There are now 18 branches, the Hunter Valley branch being based in the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens NSW where we have an apiary of some 20 hives.

We meet monthly at 10am on the FOURTH Sunday of the month (except July and December).

We have over 150 members who come from Belmont to Barrington and especially welcome inquiring visitors, potential new members and beginners.

Joining the club

People interested in bees and becoming beekeepers are invited to join the club.  Joining the local club is done by joining the ABA and selecting the branch (club) you wish to join – in our case “Hunter ABA Membership“.

 Go to this link and select “APPLY TO JOIN” about 2/3 down the page.

Periodically the club will run a “Beekeeping for beginners” course for members.

Many beekeeping related articles are published on the “Articles” and other pages of this site

Contact person:

Linda Winn (Secretary) Phone 0409 721 614

or use the “Contact Us” page and your message will be passed to the appropriate club members.