The Queensland Beekeepers’ Association or QBA for short, was established in 1886 for the main reason ‘to provide a means whereby Apiarists may be represented through a common organisation for the welfare of the industry’.
As the industry body for beekeepers in Queensland, QBA represents all beekeepers by liaising with government, including Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Department of Environment and Science, Department of Main Roads and Transport, Department of Resources, local level councils and a range of other agricultural and industry dependent stakeholders.
The QBA continues to successfully represent industry across a wide range of dynamic challenges. Below are a small list of issues the QBA played a pivotal role in the amendment of policy and programs.
Our goal is ultimately representative and advocative in nature. Through dedicated work and sustained effort, to better inform and influence more suitable and sustainable policies that will benefit the beekeeping industry at all levels into the future.
QBA also contributes funding to research various endemic pests and diseases. We were involved in the development of the Apithor strips. QBA has contributed in recent years towards an external attractant trap for Small Hive Beetle.
Why is the QBA an important body to all beekeepers in Queensland?
QBA is run by a professional Management Committee elected by their peers, all of whom are QBA members volunteering their time away from their bees, business, and family life to represent the members of the QBA and greater honey bee industry. Each QBA branch elects a representative to sit on the QBA Management team, elevating regional concerns to the state discussion table.
QBA continues to have a proud and rich history representing the needs, interests, welfare and future of beekeeping in Queensland.
It is imperative that all beekeepers recognise the importance of QBA’s work for the benefit of everyone’s Queensland beekeeping field.
We welcome new members to come and join our likeminded community and support the future of beekeeping in Queensland.
"Queensland Beekeepers' Association Inc" is a non-profit organization. Po Box 61, BOONAH, Queensland 4310