The newly formed Australian Native Bee Association Inc. (ANBA) aims to build a dynamic member-based organisation dedicated to protecting all native bees (not only stingless bees), protecting our members and providing great learning resources and social experiences. The aim is not to impose rules or restrict activities, but to provide a nurturing environment in which we can all learn from each other, while respecting differences, and in the process protect and utilize this precious natural resource.
The cost of joining the ANBA is $50 per annum for standard membership. The benefits of joining this association include:
The ANBA is registered to operate nationwide, but we encourage LOCAL BRANCHES to form. Upon joining the association, members choose to affiliate with a local branch or remain unaffiliated. Branches can raise and manage their own funds. The well-established Brisbane Native Beekeepers Club, with nearly 500 members, has already voted to become the Brisbane Branch of the Association. Branches retain some autonomy but need to follow a few guidelines as stated under The Rules of the ANBA. Some of these guidelines are:-
If you are interested in forming a local branch, please contact Trevor Weatherhead (0427 960735, email@example.com) or Tim Heard (0434 416053, firstname.lastname@example.org).