Conditions and regulations for living and working with COVID-19 are changing rapidly, often daily and changes often major.

QBA Members receive information and updates (through the Members web page) on all aspects of restrictions, regulations and requirements needed to continue to work and look after bee colonies, especially if your operation requires you to travel interstate.  

If you wish to receive these email communications, become a member of QBA. 
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This year transporting over 277,000 beehives from Qld, NSW, Victoria and Sth Australia to and from almond orchards in NSW and Victoria during August has again had its travel challenges with COVID-19 lock-downs and restrictions.  However, due to the dedicated hard work of co-operation between Government Departments and the National and State industry bodies, it has been a successful migration and pollination event.  All QBA Members have continuous access to up-to-date advice emails on Covid requirements and immediate notification of Government changes of new or increased regulations, restrictions and requirements. 

Whether commercial, semi-commercial or a hobby beekeeper, all QBA Members can keep up to date with all relevant information, new changes, restrictions and requirements, particularly during this Covid pandemic and lock-downs.  These requirements and restrictions affect  commercial businesses or hobbyists working one or many hives.  Become a financial QBA Member today to receive these benefits and many more.  

August saw the mass migration of beehives to almond pollination in NSW and Victoria. Some 200,000 hives were taken to this year’s almond pollination with several beekeepers travelling from Queensland.  This event is for only a few weeks each year, from the time when hives are moved on and moved off the almonds.  Beekeepers then take their hives to a floral resource to rebuild and restrengthen their hives.  

With COVID-19 border restrictions, this year proved a challenge for this mass migration to happen seamlessly and without incidents at border crossings.

Over many weeks of regular meetings with State Departments, national and state beekeeping associations, the Almond Industry and beekeepers, successful plans and strategies were put into action that allowed this transportation and border crossings to occur successfully with as little difficulty and disruption as possible for all involved.  

The Queensland Beekeepers Association was part of this regular and demanding consultation with QBA members receiving detailed and up-to-date “member emails” with all information, requirements or changes as soon as they became available.


“Member Emails” are sent to financial Members of the Qld Beekeepers’ Association Inc (QBA) with news and information that is up-to-date and just-to-hand on many aspects of beekeeping and the industry that could affect you as a beekeeper, your operation and your bees.  To receive these important emails and all other benefits of being a Member of QBA, join today.