ANBA Conference 2022 – update

Following the enthusiastic embrace of the first two conferences, ANBA will host the third Australian Native Bee conference in Sydney 11-12 June 2022.

Register by 10 April for Early-bee discounts. Members are eligible for a discount on their registration fee. This event promises to live up to its reputation of being a well-organised, informative and enjoyable meeting. Spread over two days are speakers, trade shows, a photo competition, a hive exhibition and a dinner. The sessions will present a mix of scientific and practical information ensuring that all attendees will learn valuable new information. In response to feedback, we are allowing plenty of time for breaks. During these breaks and evenings spend time building your social and professional networks. The registration price includes entrance to sessions, printed copy of program, morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch. Dinner tickets can be purchased when registering. To register, find out more about prices, associated events, contact us, or get more details, go to:

We are also now calling for papers, that is, we are requesting applications from people wanting to speak at the conference. We would also love to hear from those wishing to sponsor this event.

Accommodation and social mixer
We hope to get a deal for accommodation from local providers organised soon, stay tuned. We are also planning a welcome session on Friday night 10 June in a near-by hotel, this is not included in the registration so will be at your own expense, but a great opportunity to meet and greet old colleagues and make new ones, and to get the registration out of the way for a quick start the following morning.
Get the knowledge. Make the contacts. Have fun.

Call for papers
Share your knowledge at the Third Australian Native Bee conference. We invite applications from potential speak-ers. We are aiming for a program that is a mix of beekeepers, farmers, industry leaders, educators and researchers.
Express your interest in presenting a paper to the conference by sending us an Abstract. See here for a list of po-tential topic ideas and submission details,
Submissions close on 1 April 2022. Accepted speakers will be notified by 6 Apr 2022. Submitted abstracts will be con-sidered by the organising committee, and authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to speak. Speakers will need to submit their final Abstract, biography and images for publication in the Program Book by 30 Apr 2022.
You can see previous conference booklets for some abstract examples, (
Any questions? Feel free to call Tim Heard on 0434416053 or email

Sponsorship opportunities
We have just signed up with our first sponsor, Agrifutures Australia and closing deals with others. Thank you for your generous support and for teaming with us. Sponsors receive a stack of benefits for their support, see the details here:

Trade show
Show your wares to Australia’s biggest concentration of native bee enthusiasts. For $250 You get a table in the space where attendees will break three times a day. Check here for more details

Hive exhibition
This popular event will be held at the end of the conference on Sunday afternoon. Attendees will be able to pur-chase a drink at the bar and appreciate the diversity, ingenuity, inventiveness, and skill of the innovators behind Australian native bee homes. Its free to enter and you can win big prizes. The rules and categories will be announced soon, keep your antennae close to the ground.

Photographic exhibition
Announcing the FIRST Australian Native bee photographic competition! WE will soon be inviting entries into several categories. More details coming soon. Start looking back through your images for your greatest shots. There will be prizes and fame for the winners.

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