Queensland Beekeepers' Association Inc

Annual State Conferences & Annual General Meetings

Each year the Queensland Beekeepers' Association hosts a State Conference and Annual General Meeting. These events are hosted across Queensland, taking our members to regional locations, major metropolitan centres, and occasionally remote rural locations. 

Each year, our QBA branches take turns at hosting this event. This years conference will take place in Toowoomba at the Clifford Park Racecourse (Toowoomba Turf Club) between Thursday 15th of June and Friday 16th of June 2023. The QBA Annual Dinner is also a great event on the calendar. This year the QBA Toowoomba Branch have secured Mr 'Chad Morgan' as our evening entertainer. Guest will enjoy a delicious three course meal that highlights local Queensland produce followed by an enjoyable evening of entertainment provided by Chad. 

In 2023, the QBA has been incredibly fortunate to secure Professor Cameron Jack from the University of Florida to speak in person at our event. Dr Jack will cover topics related to varroa mite and small hive beetle. More specifically he'll present a number of talks covering what is varroa?,  understanding the biology and lifecycle of varroa, and explore the implications to industry and subsequent consequences of living with the mite. 

Although the QBA continues to strongly advocate for eradication of varroa mite, we are aware with many newcomers to our industry there is a sizable disconnect in understanding the mite. Our board has made a conscious decision to provide our sector with an opportunity to listen to and learn from one of the world's leading experts in the field of varroa. Make no mistake, the 2023 QBA State Conference and Field day will be the only opportunities to listen to Dr Jack in person and learn from the outcomes of the research he's been involved in to increase beekeepers awareness of the serious and potentially catastrophic nature of varroa mite. 

If you haven't seen our video announcement relating to Dr Jack's visit to Queensland see the video at the top of this page or click here to watch it and other video content from the QBA. 

Our conferences are a great opportunity to meet and mingle with like-minded individuals, learn from the research and industry development specialists who continue to push the boundaries to support our sector to build strong, healthy and happy bees, and your chances to speak with beekeeping trade specialists who provide a hands on look into the latest innovations in beekeeping equipment and supplies.  

Following on from our two jam packed days at the conference, the Toowoomba Branch of the QBA will host our annual field day on Saturday the 17th of June 2023 at the Toowoomba Showgrounds. Planning for this event is currently underway and it is certain to be a great day out for anyone who has a passion for honey bees, beekeeping, beekeeping equipment, trade suppliers, field equipment, market stalls and more. 

If you're a beekeeping trade supplier, please contact Marina at the Toowoomba Branch of the QBA via email qbatoowoomba@gmail.com . Marina will be co-ordinating the event and will be more than happy to assist you in securing a stand at the field day. Due to the dramatic increase in beekeeping registrations, we're anticipating a sizable crowd interested in attending this event. 

General admission tickets for the field day are available at the entry gate on arrival. Ticket prices are $10.00 per person with children under 16 free. 

So ensure you mark June 15th, 16th and 17th in your calendar. Bee sure to register to attend our conference today (see the event information below) as tickets are selling quickly and join us in Toowoomba to experience 3-days of buzz for yourself.

Note: if you've never attended one of our conferences or field day explore the gallery below. The photos are a collection of the events we've hosted in 2021 and 2022. We're looking forward to snapping more memories in 2023 to add to this expanding collection. 

Upcoming events

    • 05 March 2024
    • 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Warwick RSL - 65 Albion Street Warwick QLD 4370
    • 87
    Register

    Delegates attending are encouraged to book a dinner reservation at the Warwick RSL, should they wish to dine at the Bistro, prior to heading home after the workshop.

    For Dinner bookings, please call  07 4661 1229 or access their online booking tool by clicking on the button below:

    Click here to book a table at the Warwick RSL for Dinner

    • 06 March 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Brothers Sports Club, 130 Takalvan St, Bundaberg QLD 4670
    • 66
    Registration is closed

    Delegates attending are encouraged to book a table for lunch, should they wish to dine at the Bistro, prior to attending the workshop. 

    For lunch bookings, please call  07 4151 3532 or access their online booking tool by clicking on the button below:

    Click here to book a table for lunch


    • 08 March 2024
    • 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns, 209-217 Abbott St Cairns City QLD 4870
    • 104
    Register


    • 16 March 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Honey Farm Resort- 20 Hasthorpe Road, Kandanga

    Hands-on Bee workshops.

    Free entry. Bring your Hat & Veil. Otherwise, there are some to loan.

    For further information contact Maree at Valley Bees

    https://www.valleybees.org.au/


    • 23 March 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 43 Farrell Street, Yandina


    Monthly Meetings are held in the Clubroom. We have Guest Speakers and Demonstrations. All Welcome

    For further information contact Lynne at the Sunshine Coast Beekeepers- https://www.sunshinecoastbeekeepersinc.org.au/

    • 06 April 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Landcare Nursery- Cnr Groves & Old Maryborough Road, Gympie

    Hands-on Bee workshops.

    Free entry. Bring your Hat & Veil. Otherwise, there are some to loan.

    For further information contact Maree at Valley Bees

    https://www.valleybees.org.au/


    • 13 April 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 43 Farrell Street, Yandina


    Monthly Bee Workshops are held in the Clubroom.

    Bookings are essential!

    For further information contact Lynne at the Sunshine Coast Beekeepers- https://www.sunshinecoastbeekeepersinc.org.au/

    • 20 April 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Honey Farm Resort- 20 Hasthorpe Road, Kandanga

    Hands-on Bee workshops.

    Free entry. Bring your Hat & Veil. Otherwise, there are some to loan.

    For further information contact Maree at Valley Bees

    https://www.valleybees.org.au/


    • 27 April 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 43 Farrell Street, Yandina


    Monthly Meetings are held in the Clubroom. We have Guest Speakers and Demonstrations. All Welcome

    For further information contact Lynne at the Sunshine Coast Beekeepers- https://www.sunshinecoastbeekeepersinc.org.au/

    • 04 May 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Landcare Nursery- Cnr Groves & Old Maryborough Road, Gympie

    Hands-on Bee workshops.

    Free entry. Bring your Hat & Veil. Otherwise, there are some to loan.

    For further information contact Maree at Valley Bees

    https://www.valleybees.org.au/


    • 18 May 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Honey Farm Resort- 20 Hasthorpe Road, Kandanga

    Hands-on Bee workshops.

    Free entry. Bring your Hat & Veil. Otherwise, there are some to loan.

    For further information contact Maree at Valley Bees

    https://www.valleybees.org.au/


    • 25 May 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 43 Farrell Street, Yandina


    Monthly Meetings are held in the Clubroom. We have Guest Speakers and Demonstrations. All Welcome

    For further information contact Lynne at the Sunshine Coast Beekeepers- https://www.sunshinecoastbeekeepersinc.org.au/

    • 01 June 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Landcare Nursery- Cnr Groves & Old Maryborough Road, Gympie

    Hands-on Bee workshops.

    Free entry. Bring your Hat & Veil. Otherwise, there are some to loan.

    For further information contact Maree at Valley Bees

    https://www.valleybees.org.au/


    • 08 June 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 43 Farrell Street, Yandina


    Monthly Bee Workshops are held in the Clubroom.

    Bookings are essential!

    For further information contact Lynne at the Sunshine Coast Beekeepers- https://www.sunshinecoastbeekeepersinc.org.au/

    • 15 June 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Honey Farm Resort- 20 Hasthorpe Road, Kandanga

    Hands-on Bee workshops.

    Free entry. Bring your Hat & Veil. Otherwise, there are some to loan.

    For further information contact Maree at Valley Bees

    https://www.valleybees.org.au/


    • 29 June 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 43 Farrell Street, Yandina


    Monthly Meetings are held in the Clubroom. We have Guest Speakers and Demonstrations. All Welcome

    For further information contact Lynne at the Sunshine Coast Beekeepers- https://www.sunshinecoastbeekeepersinc.org.au/

    • 06 July 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Landcare Nursery- Cnr Groves & Old Maryborough Road, Gympie

    Hands-on Bee workshops.

    Free entry. Bring your Hat & Veil. Otherwise, there are some to loan.

    For further information contact Maree at Valley Bees

    https://www.valleybees.org.au/


    • 10 July 2024
    • Rydges, Southbank Townsville


    • 11 July 2024
    • 12 July 2024
    • Rydges, Southbank Townsville



    • 20 July 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Honey Farm Resort- 20 Hasthorpe Road, Kandanga

    Hands-on Bee workshops.

    Free entry. Bring your Hat & Veil. Otherwise, there are some to loan.

    For further information contact Maree at Valley Bees

    https://www.valleybees.org.au/


    • 27 July 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 43 Farrell Street, Yandina


    Monthly Meetings are held in the Clubroom. We have Guest Speakers and Demonstrations. All Welcome

    For further information contact Lynne at the Sunshine Coast Beekeepers- https://www.sunshinecoastbeekeepersinc.org.au/

    • 03 August 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Landcare Nursery- Cnr Groves & Old Maryborough Road, Gympie

    Hands-on Bee workshops.

    Free entry. Bring your Hat & Veil. Otherwise, there are some to loan.

    For further information contact Maree at Valley Bees

    https://www.valleybees.org.au/


    • 10 August 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 43 Farrell Street, Yandina


    Monthly Bee Workshops are held in the Clubroom.

    Bookings are essential!

    For further information contact Lynne at the Sunshine Coast Beekeepers- https://www.sunshinecoastbeekeepersinc.org.au/

    • 10 August 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • 18 August 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • RNA Showgrounds

    Join us at The Ekka in 2024. Visit us in the Ag Hall between 9:00am and 6:00pm from 

    • 17 August 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Honey Farm Resort- 20 Hasthorpe Road, Kandanga

    Hands-on Bee workshops.

    Free entry. Bring your Hat & Veil. Otherwise, there are some to loan.

    For further information contact Maree at Valley Bees

    https://www.valleybees.org.au/


    • 31 August 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 43 Farrell Street, Yandina


    Monthly Meetings are held in the Clubroom. We have Guest Speakers and Demonstrations. All Welcome

    For further information contact Lynne at the Sunshine Coast Beekeepers- https://www.sunshinecoastbeekeepersinc.org.au/

    • 07 September 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Landcare Nursery- Cnr Groves & Old Maryborough Road, Gympie

    Hands-on Bee workshops.

    Free entry. Bring your Hat & Veil. Otherwise, there are some to loan.

    For further information contact Maree at Valley Bees

    https://www.valleybees.org.au/


    • 21 September 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Honey Farm Resort- 20 Hasthorpe Road, Kandanga

    Hands-on Bee workshops.

    Free entry. Bring your Hat & Veil. Otherwise, there are some to loan.

    For further information contact Maree at Valley Bees

    https://www.valleybees.org.au/


    • 28 September 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 43 Farrell Street, Yandina


    Monthly Meetings are held in the Clubroom. We have Guest Speakers and Demonstrations. All Welcome

    For further information contact Lynne at the Sunshine Coast Beekeepers- https://www.sunshinecoastbeekeepersinc.org.au/

    • 05 October 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Landcare Nursery- Cnr Groves & Old Maryborough Road, Gympie

    Hands-on Bee workshops.

    Free entry. Bring your Hat & Veil. Otherwise, there are some to loan.

    For further information contact Maree at Valley Bees

    https://www.valleybees.org.au/


    • 12 October 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 43 Farrell Street, Yandina


    Monthly Bee Workshops are held in the Clubroom.

    Bookings are essential!

    For further information contact Lynne at the Sunshine Coast Beekeepers- https://www.sunshinecoastbeekeepersinc.org.au/

    • 19 October 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Honey Farm Resort- 20 Hasthorpe Road, Kandanga

    Hands-on Bee workshops.

    Free entry. Bring your Hat & Veil. Otherwise, there are some to loan.

    For further information contact Maree at Valley Bees

    https://www.valleybees.org.au/


    • 26 October 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 43 Farrell Street, Yandina


    Monthly Meetings are held in the Clubroom. We have Guest Speakers and Demonstrations. All Welcome

    For further information contact Lynne at the Sunshine Coast Beekeepers- https://www.sunshinecoastbeekeepersinc.org.au/

    • 02 November 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Landcare Nursery- Cnr Groves & Old Maryborough Road, Gympie

    Hands-on Bee workshops.

    Free entry. Bring your Hat & Veil. Otherwise, there are some to loan.

    For further information contact Maree at Valley Bees

    https://www.valleybees.org.au/


    • 16 November 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Honey Farm Resort- 20 Hasthorpe Road, Kandanga

    Hands-on Bee workshops.

    Free entry. Bring your Hat & Veil. Otherwise, there are some to loan.

    For further information contact Maree at Valley Bees

    https://www.valleybees.org.au/


    • 30 November 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 43 Farrell Street, Yandina


    Monthly Meetings are held in the Clubroom. We have Guest Speakers and Demonstrations. All Welcome

    For further information contact Lynne at the Sunshine Coast Beekeepers- https://www.sunshinecoastbeekeepersinc.org.au/

    • 07 December 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Landcare Nursery- Cnr Groves & Old Maryborough Road, Gympie

    Hands-on Bee workshops.

    Free entry. Bring your Hat & Veil. Otherwise, there are some to loan.

    For further information contact Maree at Valley Bees

    https://www.valleybees.org.au/


    • 21 December 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Honey Farm Resort- 20 Hasthorpe Road, Kandanga

    Hands-on Bee workshops.

    Free entry. Bring your Hat & Veil. Otherwise, there are some to loan.

    For further information contact Maree at Valley Bees

    https://www.valleybees.org.au/


Past events

04 March 2024 QBA Varroa Mite Workshop - Sandstone Point (4th March 2024)
02 March 2024 Valley Bees Landcare Honeybee Workshop Session- March
01 March 2024 QBA Brisbane Branch
24 February 2024 QBA Stanley Rivers Branch
24 February 2024 Sunshine Coast Beekeepers Meeting- February
17 February 2024 QBA Toowoomba Branch
17 February 2024 QBA Wide Bay Branch
17 February 2024 Valley Bees Honeybee Farm Resort Workshop Session- February
10 February 2024 Sunshine Coast Beekeepers Workshop- February
03 February 2024 Valley Bees Landcare Honeybee Workshop Session- February
27 January 2024 Sunshine Coast Beekeepers Meeting- January
24 January 2024 QBA Toolbox talk Episode 7 - Transition to Management Update
20 January 2024 Valley Bees Honeybee Farm Resort Workshop Session- January
04 November 2023 Gold Coast Beekeepers Field Day
30 September 2023 QBA Stanley River Branch Meeting
12 August 2023 QBA @ The Ekka
17 June 2023 2023 QBA Toowoomba Field Day
15 June 2023 Queensland Beekeepers Association 119th AGM & 2023 State Conference
05 May 2023 QBA Toolbox Talks - Episode 2
28 April 2023 QBA Toolbox Talks - Episode 1
17 March 2023 QBA Meeting with Director General Queensland Department of Environment and Science
18 February 2023 Toowoomba Branch Meeting
16 February 2023 Plant Health Australia Industry Liaison Training
14 February 2023 DAF Webinar - PALM Workforce Program
26 November 2022 QBA Stanley River Branch Meeting
23 November 2022 Webinar: Bees - The buzz about bee biosecurity in Australia
19 November 2022 QBA Toowoomba Branch Meeting
19 November 2022 QBA Wide Bay Branch Meeting
25 June 2022 QBA Warwick Branch Open Day
23 June 2022 Queensland Beekeepers Association 2022 AGM & State Conference
03 June 2021 Queensland Beekeepers Association 2021 AGM & State Conference
11 June 2020 CANCELLED - Queensland Beekeepers Association 2020 AGM & State Conference
01 June 2019 2019 Queensland Beekeepers Field Day
30 May 2019 2019 AGM & State Conference

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