This information is provided in good faith, and summarised from correspondence between the VRBA Insurance rep and Insurance provider. This is for all recreational
beekeepers and if members derive the majority or a substantial part of their income from beekeeping, they are considered “commercial”, and as such, should seek their own “commercial” Insurance.
The VRBA and all clubs need to be aware of their “duty of care” and as such advise
members of the need for education and common sense.
This should include relevant risk management and information regarding first aid in
relation to bee stings and preferably an anaphylaxis understanding.
There are 3 components:
a) View and Inspect b) Collect and Transport c) Collect and Use Wax
a) Ability to view and inspect all hives in Australia, whether showing your own
to other members or viewing their hives.
b) Ability to collect and transport swarms and feral hives/nests.
c) Collect and use (melt) wax for candles and frames for personal use or gifts
If you sell at a market, it is your responsibility to provide additional cover.
It covers all VRBA/Committee & general meetings up to 100 people, and if you
wish to exceed this please notify the representative prior to the event as this can be extended.
All hired venues are expected to have their own Public Liability Insurance. Eg
Conferences, however the VRBA can ask to extend if required.