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Welcome to The Beekeepers Club - a place in Melbourne for all Hobby Beekeepers & Wanna Bees


Bees are vital for the survival of mankind on planet earth. We should therefore be all interested to know a little bit about these fascinating creatures.
If we and future generations of us want to survive we have to ensure that bees are remaining part of our ecosystem.


With our web site we want to promote beekeeping as a hobby by sharing information and knowledge with the wider community.


If you want to learn more about the amazing and rewarding hobby of beekeeping then come along to our monthly club meetings and talk to beekeepers.
When you decide to join us we will give you the opportunity to learn the skills of beekeeping from men and women who once were beginners too.

Our Meeting Venue  
Our monthly meetings are at "Senior Citizen Club", 895-901 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster East 3109

Melway 47-K1 (opposite Dan Murphy)

Club Meetings & Beekeeper Events
Our club meetings are on the third Thursday of every month at 7:30pm.
Packdown Day on 4th May hosted by VAA Bendigo branch

Beeline - our newsletter  
The Beekeepers Club Newsletter gets issued on a monthly basis and is emailed to all members. It can also be viewed and downloaded from this web page.

Bee Removal
When you need help with having bees removed some of our club members might be able to help you.

Membership
Our membership year starts on 1st July and finishes on 30th June the following year.

Beekeepers Club Trading Post
The place for Club Members to offer or request beekeeping related products and services.

 
 

Bad weather brings honey shortage fears
Australia's honey industry is set to deliver the lowest national honey yields in more than a decade due to excessive heat, floods and drought
. 19-Jan-2014

How to become a Beekeeper?
If you are interested in this fascinating hobby we have a step-by-step guide of how to go about it.

Apiary Supplies
As a beekeeper club we are not trading. However, we are providing a web link to a list of places where beekeepers can get Apiary Supplies.

Neonicotinoids banned in Europe
The European Commission is restricting the use of pesticides linked to bee deaths by researchers, whilst Australia wants to conduct more research. 30-Apr-2013

Documentary by Markus Imhoof
We screened this documentary on 16th January 2014 and it caused great interest. It will soon be available on DVD from
antidotefilms

The devestating effect of SHB
Small Hive Beetle may turn out to be more of a beekeeping problem than Varroa. David Severino, Phillip Island
>>YouTube clip>>

Gardeners Beware Friends of the Earth Report Bee-Toxic Pesticides Found in "Bee-Friendly" Plants Sold at Garden Centers. December 2013

 
 
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