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Australian Beekeeper Awards

On 28 February 2002, AHBIC announced the inaugural AHBIC Australian Beekeeper Award program.

The Award program aims to recognise an Australian registered beekeeper who has demonstrated they are an emerging leader and have made a positive difference to the Australian honey bee industry.

Applicants needed to have a clear and compelling vision for the honey bee industry’s future growth and demonstrate their ability to raise awareness of the importance of honey bees in pollination services, and global food security.

Applications closed on 31 March 2022 and AHBIC has worked closely with its six state beekeeping association members to facilitate the application and judging process.

State finalists, as decided by each state beekeeping association, were announced on 11 May. Read the announcement here.

The finalists will participate in a two-day professional development workshop in Brisbane on 19 and 20 May. All travel and accommodation costs will be covered, thanks to Australian Federal Government funding.

The successful Australian Beekeeper Award winner will be announced at the 4th Australian Bee Congress in Sydney, in June.