The Gold Coast Amateur Beekeeper’s Society inc.
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The Gold Coast Amateur Beekeeper’s Society inc. is an incorporated not-for-profit association run by volunteers whose members are beekeepers and people simply interested in bees, Some members are professional or ex-professional beekeepers, but most have a small number of hives and could be best described as amateurs.
The Gold Coast Amateur Beekeeper’s Society Inc. was established in 1979 to advance the craft of apiculture and to promote the general awareness and understanding of honey bees. We have over 439 members.
The Gold Coast Amateur Beekeeper’s Society inc is affiliated with the Amateur Beekeepers Association (ABA), currently the ABA contributes $1 per member to the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (as a friend of AHBIC).
We provide training and promote best practice in responsible beekeeping.
The Gold Coast Amateur Beekeeper’s Society inc. would like to thank Rachael & Vern Kubinski of V’s Bee’s for providing a competitive, local beekeeping supply business on the Gold Coast.
We wish them well in this their third year of operation.
and encourage members to support this local business.
BEEcome a member
Apply here to Join the Gold Coast Amateur Beekeeper’s Society inc. and receive monthly newsletters, invitations to monthly Member Meetings, workshops and connect with other local Beekeepers.
In 2020 The Gold Coast Amateur Beekeeper’s Society inc. affiliated with the Amateur Beekeepers Association of NSW (ABA) . The ABA’s centralised membership system takes care of membership administration tasks.
Members use the ABA system to join our association along with the ABA, pay fees and update their own details.
As a beekeeper, one of the many benefits in joining a branch of the ABA is insurance cover and protection. The insurance offered to ABA members is not compulsory but highly recommended.
Our members include beekeepers with years of experience willing to share their knowledge of tried and true methods in beekeeping.
Our monthly meetings gives our members the opportunity to learn from other beekeepers, ask questions, participate in workshops and receive all the support needed to get you on the right track in beekeeping.
The Gold Coast Amateur Beekeeper’s Society inc. welcomes new members, existing members and visitors to attend and volunteer at all events.
non-members attending member meetings will be asked to make a gold coin donation.
Our regular meetings are held:
- Committee Meeting: First Monday of each month
- Members Meeting: Third Sunday of each month.
Please refer to the Events menu on this website for all event dates and locations.