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    • 29 Apr 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Vermont
    • 6

    Steering Visit (SiTE mEntoRING VISIT) Hive type: Langstroth

    The mentor will be attending the location to conduct a routine inspection to check hive status. Novice club members are invited to register and come along to look and learn. This will be an informal and interactive hands on experience aimed at building skills and knowledge.

    Please register your interest.  Numbers are limited to 6 so that everyone can gather round the hive.

    You will provide your own protective equipment.  Light refreshments will be provided by the host.

    Notes:

    • Closing date for registration is 6pm Thursday 27rd April.
    • These events are member only, so you will be asked to log in to the website to register.
    • The visit is contingent on the weather and may have to be rescheduled if this is unsuitable. An email confirming it is going ahead will be sent to a couple of days before. This will include the site address and the telephone number of the host and mentor.
    • 29 Apr 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Eltham
    • 4

    Steering Visit (SiTE mEntoRING VISIT) Hive type: Langstroth

    The mentor will be attending the location to conduct a routine inspection to check hive status. Novice club members are invited to register and come along to look and learn. This will be an informal and interactive hands on experience aimed at building skills and knowledge.

    Please register your interest.  Numbers are limited to 6 so that everyone can gather round the hive.

    You will provide your own protective equipment.  Light refreshments will be provided by the host.

    Notes:

    • Closing date for registration is 6pm Thursday 27rd April.
    • These events are member only, so you will be asked to log in to the website to register.
    • The visit is contingent on the weather and may have to be rescheduled if this is unsuitable. An email confirming it is going ahead will be sent to a couple of days before. This will include the site address and the telephone number of the host and mentor.
    • 29 Apr 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Caulfield
    • 5

    Steering Visit (SiTE mEntoRING VISIT) Hive type: Langstroth

    The mentor will be attending the location to conduct a routine inspection to check hive status. Novice club members are invited to register and come along to look and learn. This will be an informal and interactive hands on experience aimed at building skills and knowledge.

    Please register your interest.  Numbers are limited to 6 so that everyone can gather round the hive.

    You will provide your own protective equipment.  Light refreshments will be provided by the host.

    Notes:

    • Closing date for registration is 6pm Thursday 27rd April.
    • These events are member only, so you will be asked to log in to the website to register.
    • The visit is contingent on the weather and may have to be rescheduled if this is unsuitable. An email confirming it is going ahead will be sent to a couple of days before. This will include the site address and the telephone number of the host and mentor.
    • 30 Apr 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Bentleigh E
    • 6

    Steering Visit (SiTE mEntoRING VISIT) Hive type: Flow

    The mentor will be attending the location to conduct a routine inspection to check hive status. Novice club members are invited to register and come along to look and learn. This will be an informal and interactive hands on experience aimed at building skills and knowledge.

    Please register your interest.  Numbers are limited to 6 so that everyone can gather round the hive.

    You will provide your own protective equipment.  Light refreshments will be provided by the host.

    Notes:

    • Closing date for registration is 6pm Thursday 27rd April.
    • These events are member only, so you will be asked to log in to the website to register.
    • The visit is contingent on the weather and may have to be rescheduled if this is unsuitable. An email confirming it is going ahead will be sent to a couple of days before. This will include the site address and the telephone number of the host and mentor.
    • 30 Apr 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Hawthorn
    • 4

    Steering Visit (SiTE mEntoRING VISIT) Hive type: Flow

    The mentor will be attending the location to conduct a routine inspection to check hive status. Novice club members are invited to register and come along to look and learn. This will be an informal and interactive hands on experience aimed at building skills and knowledge.

    Please register your interest.  Numbers are limited to 6 so that everyone can gather round the hive.

    You will provide your own protective equipment.  Light refreshments will be provided by the host.

    Notes:

    • Closing date for registration is 6pm Thursday 27rd April.
    • These events are member only, so you will be asked to log in to the website to register.
    • The visit is contingent on the weather and may have to be rescheduled if this is unsuitable. An email confirming it is going ahead will be sent to a couple of days before. This will include the site address and the telephone number of the host and mentor.
    • 30 Apr 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Warrandyte
    • 4

    Steering Visit (SiTE mEntoRING VISIT) Hive type: Langstroth

    The mentor will be attending the location to conduct a routine inspection to check hive status. Novice club members are invited to register and come along to look and learn. This will be an informal and interactive hands on experience aimed at building skills and knowledge.

    Please register your interest.  Numbers are limited to 6 so that everyone can gather round the hive.

    You will provide your own protective equipment.  Light refreshments will be provided by the host.

    Notes:

    • Closing date for registration is 6pm Thursday 27rd April.
    • These events are member only, so you will be asked to log in to the website to register.
    • The visit is contingent on the weather and may have to be rescheduled if this is unsuitable. An email confirming it is going ahead will be sent to a couple of days before. This will include the site address and the telephone number of the host and mentor.
    • 18 May 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Doncaster Secondary College, 123 Church Rd Doncaster Victoria Australia 3108 (Melway 33 G12)

    Prominent Melbourne photographer Nick Monaghan specialises in insect photography.  His website lifeunseen.com showcases his work and his many insect field trips.  Nick will talk about how he goes about capturing that "special shot" and will highlight the stunning results.

    7:00-7:30 Registration and refreshments
    7:30  Beginners' Corner
    8:00 Insect Photography, presented by Nick Monaghan
    9:00 Members' meeting
    • 15 Jun 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Doncaster Secondary College, 123 Church Rd Doncaster Victoria Australia 3108 (Melway 33 G12)
    7:00-7:30 Registration and refreshments
    7:30  Beginners' Corner
    8:00 Honey Competition Judging and Results
    9:00 Members' meeting
    • 29 Jul 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Siteworks, 33 Saxon St, Brunswick 3056

    A winter refresher at intermediate level, designed for club members to build confidence and independence in their beekeeping.  

    Reviews and extends topics covered in the beginners courses and includes:

    • Inspecting and handling 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.

    • 06 Sep 2017
    • 23 Sep 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Club Rooms 895-901 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster (Hives: 33 Saxon St, Brunswick, 3056)
    • 20

    This Fundamentals of Beekeeping Course is designed to provide new beekeepers with both the practical skills and the background knowledge to start beekeeping with confidence. The program encompasses Langstroth, Flow and top bar hives and is suitable for all styles of beekeeping.  No previous experience is required. 

    The course includes 3 classroom sessions (Wednesday nights) plus a weekend hive opening exercise during the day.  All sessions are highly interactive and include hands-on skill building exercises. Included in the course fee are a comprehensive handbook and a textbook.

    The hive session is weather dependent and we are normally able to provide alternative dates to ensure participation.  

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

    Stuart Anderson presenting at our Flow Beginners Course in April 2016

Past events

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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