The NEAA was formed in 1955 by beekeepers operating in the North East of Victoria. It was a time of rapid transformation, optimism and growth in the industry. The founding members of this association could see that for beekeepers to work together to find solutions to the challenges they faced, advocate to governments for access to resources and to build camaraderie and friendships between people working in what can be a solitary profession was going to be of great benefit to beekeeping in this region. And indeed it has. The Association continues to perform much the same role as it did then, though the detail of the challenges faced has changed somewhat, the essence of that vision remains – “for the advancement of apiculture”.
The history of the Association until 2005 was prepared for the 50th Annual Conference of the Association.
An update of the more recent history will be made available soon through this website.