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    • 21 Dec 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Upper Hall, St John's Anglican Church, 1 Burgundy St, Heidelberg 3084
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    This year's final meeting will be held at the community garden and club apiary location.

    We hope to hold the function outside, enjoying the delightful surroundings of the community garden and hives, but the hall is booked in case of poor weather.  Catering will be by bearded hipsters serving from mobile food trucks.

    A Q&A session will be held, so as usual there will be opportunities to hear multiple solutions to your problems.

    Registration is now open.  Please register (free to members and pay for any guests you are bringing) so that we can cater for the number attending.

    Wear your club membership badge to ensure speedy entrance and food token issue.

    • 10 Feb 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Heidelberg Lower Hall, St John's Anglican Church, 1 Burgundy St, Heidelberg
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    This Introduction to Beekeeping course is designed to provide new beekeepers with both the practical skills and the background knowledge to start beekeeping with confidence. 

    The all day program is highly interactive and includes a live hive opening in the on site club apiary as well as other hands-on skill building exercises. Background instruction incorporates equipment selection and bee biology in addition to details of the Apiary and Biosecurity Codes of Practice.

    Our highly qualified tutors have experience with both conventional Langstroth hives and the new Flow hives as well as top bar hives.

    Included in the course fee are a comprehensive handbook and a copy of the textbook The Australian Beekeeping Manual * which retails at $50.

    The hive session is weather dependent and in the event of completely unsuitable weather, we will schedule an alternative date or dates.  

    A certificate of completion will be awarded once the online quiz has been successfully attempted.

     No previous experience is required and loan protective equipment is available for the hive session.  Lunch, tea and coffee will be provided.

    Registration opening soon.

    * “…an excellent, but above all extremely comprehensive reference book, that is at the same time...eminently readable.”  Australasian Beekeeper, November 2015

    "a standout reference for the new beekeeper..."  The Amateur Beekeeper, August 2016
    • 10 Mar 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Heidelberg Lower Hall, St John's Anglican Church, 1 Burgundy St, Heidelberg

    This workshop follows on from the beginners course and will help build confidence and independence in your  beekeeping.  It reviews and extends the topics covered in the beginners courses and includes:

    • Harvesting honey
    • Feeding and overwintering your bees
    • Splits and making increase
    • Swarm prevention and collection (including artificial swarming)
    • Diseases and pests
    • Equipment building and maintenance
    Workshop activities will principally feature hands on, interactive practical exercises.  Participants will undertake a number of simulated hive manipulations.

    Lunch and morning tea included in registration.

    Registration opening soon.

Past events

02 Dec 2017 Queen Rearing Course
25 Nov 2017 November 2017 Beginners Course
16 Nov 2017 November 2017 Monthly Meeting
19 Oct 2017 October 2017 Monthly Meeting
15 Oct 2017 Club Apiary Opening
14 Oct 2017 Nuc Nanny
21 Sep 2017 September 2017 Monthly Meeting "Raising Queens"
06 Sep 2017 September 2017 Beginners Course
17 Aug 2017 August 2017 Monthly Meeting "AGM and Biosecurity Regulations"
29 Jul 2017 Winter Workshop: improving your beekeeping
22 Jul 2017 Maryborough Trip
20 Jul 2017 July 2017 Monthly Meeting "Preparing for spring: swarming"
15 Jun 2017 June 2017 Monthly Meeting "Honey Competition"
18 May 2017 May 2017 Monthly Meeting "Insect Photography"
30 Apr 2017 Steering Visit #24 Warrandyte
30 Apr 2017 Steering Visit #25 Hawthorn
30 Apr 2017 Steering Visit #23 Bentleigh E
29 Apr 2017 Steering Visit #22 Caulfield
29 Apr 2017 Steering Visit #21 Eltham
29 Apr 2017 Steering Visit #20 Vermont
20 Apr 2017 April 2017 Monthly Meeting "Biosecurity"
08 Apr 2017 April Weekend Beginners Course
26 Mar 2017 Steering Visit #19 Blackburn
26 Mar 2017 Steering Visit #18 Fairfield
25 Mar 2017 Steering Visit #17 Park Orchards
25 Mar 2017 Steering Visit #16 S Oakleigh
25 Mar 2017 Steering Visit #15 Knoxfield
16 Mar 2017 March 2017 Monthly Meeting "Bee Vision"
26 Feb 2017 Hive Opening Social Day
25 Feb 2017 Steering Visit #14 Research
19 Feb 2017 Steering Visit #13 West Heidelberg
18 Feb 2017 Steering Visit #12 Reservoir
18 Feb 2017 Steering Visit #10 Box Hill
18 Feb 2017 Steering Visit #9 Glen Waverley
16 Feb 2017 February Meeting (Inventors Fair)
01 Feb 2017 February Beginners Course
22 Jan 2017 Steering Visit #8 Eltham
22 Jan 2017 Steering Visit #7 Hawthorn
22 Jan 2017 Steering Visit #6 Templestowe
21 Jan 2017 Steering Visit #5 N Warrandyte
21 Jan 2017 Steering Visit #4 Lower Templestowe
19 Jan 2017 January 2017 Monthly Meeting
08 Jan 2017 Steering Visit Park Orchards (10:30 am)
07 Jan 2017 Steering Visit Oakleigh South (10:00 am)
07 Jan 2017 Steering Visit Riddells Creek (10:00 am)
15 Dec 2016 December 2016 Monthly Meeting
15 Dec 2016 Christmas Party (December meeting)
17 Nov 2016 November Monthly Meeting
05 Nov 2016 Queen Rearing Course
20 Oct 2016 October Monthly Meeting
22 Sep 2016 September Beginners Course
15 Sep 2016 September Monthly Meeting
18 Aug 2016 August Monthly Meeting
13 Aug 2016 Makers’ Workshop: build a solar powered electronic hive scale connected to the Internet
21 Jul 2016 July Monthly Meeting
02 Jul 2016 WA Field Trip
16 Jun 2016 June Monthly Meeting
19 May 2016 May Monthly Meeting
07 May 2016 Beekeeping with the Flow Hive (May 7 and 8)
21 Apr 2016 April Monthly Meeting
07 Apr 2016 April Beginners Course
02 Apr 2016 Beekeeping with the Flow Hive
17 Mar 2016 March Monthly Meeting
20 Feb 2016 McDonalds Honey Visit
18 Feb 2016 February Monthly Meeting
04 Feb 2016 Feb Beginners Course
31 Jan 2016 January Family Day Social
21 Jan 2016 January Monthly Meeting
17 Dec 2015 Dec Monthly Meeting
26 Nov 2015 Nov-Dec Beginners Course
19 Nov 2015 Nov Monthly Meeting
29 Oct 2015 Oct-Nov Beginners Course
15 Oct 2015 Oct Monthly Meeting

Contact us

Meeting Address: Doncaster Secondary College, 123 Church Rd, Doncaster 3108

Email: mail@beekeepers.org.au

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