Join The Club

Looking to take your next steps in amateur beekeeping? Want to join a club of like minded people?

If you are interested in beekeeping it is highly likely that you have already done some research into what it is, and what you need to do. Joining a club is a great way to gain insight and knowledge to aid you on your beekeeping journey. There is a few things you need to know before you can obtain bees yourself and set up a hive however, you can join the club whenever you like.

Joining the MBAi

Macarthur Beekeepers Association Incorporated (MBAi) is affiliated with the Amateur Beekeepers Association NSW (ABA NSW) and uses their membership system for club membership. To join the MBAi follow this link:

PLEASE NOTE: The membership period finishes June 30, then you'll need to renew. If you are wanting to join consider holding off until July.

Fees associated with joining the club:

Please note: Fees are current as of July 2022. Yearly membership is from July 1  to June 30 the next year.

Registering as a beekeeper

In NSW, you'll need to register as a beekeeper with NSW Department of Primary Industries to keep honey bees. This can be done  via the Byte Portal: You'll need to need to create a login if you haven't registered with the system before. Once you're done this you can login and click "Apply Now" for Beekeeper registration. You can register via mail if you wish. More information can be found here:

Fees associated with registering with the NSW DPI as an amateur beekeeper. Registration is for two years from application being accepted:

Please note: Fees are current as of March 2022.

Need some more advice on joining?

Get in contact with our Membership Officer:  or message us via Facebook: If you would like to come along to a field day or a club meeting, subscribe to our mailing list to get notified here