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Insurance for members of Amateur Beekeepers Association of NSW

Aon are proudly the approved insurance broker for the clubs and individual members of The Amateur Beekeepers Association of NSW Incorporated.

Using our over 30 years experience servicing the needs of NFP associations and beekeeping clubs, we understand the risks faced by this industry and have created a tailored insurance program to suit. These insurance covers include Public Liability, Association Liability and Voluntary Workers Personal Accident.

For any further queries please refer to the information provided below or contact the ABA Membership Officer on membership@beekeepers.asn.au.

 

Endorsed by Amateur Beekeepers Association of NSW Inc.


"The ABA has been seeking an insurance partner to meet the varied needs of the organisation, affiliated clubs and individual beekeeper members. Aon, with its dedicated not-for- profit team, assessed our needs and offered a comprehensive plan to cover a broad range of beekeeping activities at very reasonable premiums."
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Vincent Schnyder, Membership Officer

We help cover all the essentials:

What are Affiliated Clubs & Individual Members covered for?

Affiliated Clubs

Public Liability:  If third parties suffer an injury or property damage as a result of your clubs activities, you, your employees and your volunteers will be protected in the event of a claim.
Protector Association Liability:  Cover for your organisation's directors, officers and bearers including committee members for legal obligations arising from their duties. It also protects your organisation against alleged wrongful acts and extends to employment practices liability and fidelity.
Personal Accident:  Covers all club volunteers, along with all associated voluntary office bearers and officials of the Policyholder.
 

Individual Members

Public Liability:  If third parties suffer an injury or property damage as a result of your beekeeping activities (refer below), you, your employees and your volunteers will be protected in the event of a claim.

What are the included activities & products?

ABA and Affiliated Clubs Activities

  • Hold meetings with ABA members and visitors attending
  • Provide education to members and members of the public about beekeeping
  • Maintain a club apiary.
  • Hold field days at the club apiary and/or a member’s apiary where members and visitors work on beehives
  • Extract, bottle or pack honey and honey products
  • Sell honey and honey products
  • Attend markets and shows
  • Organise honey judging competitions
  • Travel as a group to field days or other activities of interest
  • Sell beekeeping equipment to members
  • Organise social functions
  • Giving talks on beekeeping to the public at shows/markets/community days
  • Members collecting bee swarms and established colonies following a request from an executive member of a club with the responsibility for coordinating the swarm collection. The swarm collection must be a community service and not a commercial undertaking and incidental to the members usual bee‐keeping.

Individual Members Activities

  • Maintenance of one or more apiary sites with bee hives
  • Assemble & build beekeeping equipment
  • Work on bee hives
  • Moving beehives
  • Collecting bee swarms and established colonies. The collection of swarms and established colonies must be a community service and not a commercial undertaking and incidental to the members usual bee‐keeping
  • Extract, bottle or pack honey and honey products
  • Sell honey and honey products
  • Sell beekeeping equipment
  • Attend markets and shows

Activities do not include

  • Liabilities arising from any damage made / caused by the beekeeper to gain access to the bees such as in swarm collection.

Apiarian/Bee products include the production, distribution & sale of the following of:

  • Liquid honey
  • Creamed honey
  • Candied honey
  • Creamed or liquid honey with up to 8% natural fruit/plant flavouring
  • Pollen
  • Queen bees
  • Bee colonies
  • Honeycomb and chunk honey
  • Bees wax and candles
  • Bees wax furniture polish
  • Bees wax wraps

Apiarian/Bee Products does not include:

  • Honey based beverages including Mead;
  • Royal Jelly;
  • Lip balm & all other cosmetics;
  • Creamed or liquid honey with more than 8% single natural fruit/single natural plant flavouring
  • Creamed or liquid honey containing nuts

Need to make a claim?

If you become aware of a matter/issue that may be (or give rise to) a claim, you must notify us asap and provide all relevant correspondence/documentation. Notify a claim by calling our dedicated claims team on 1800 795 019, emailing firstassist@aon.com, or writing to Aon at PO Box 1331, Parramatta, 2124.

Insurance Documents

Please find further information below relating to your insurance cover:

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