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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 30 May 2018 10:06 AM | Andrew Wootton

    We occasionally get enquiries from folks who would like to have someone bring a hive onto their property. There are several professional outfits that provide this service for a fee.  There may be a nearby club member who is willing to make such an arrangement in exchange for a share of the honey.  Any negotiation would be private between you. If you send us an email, we are happy to pass it on to members.

  • 30 May 2018 9:47 AM | Andrew Wootton

    Your first experience with bees can be quite daunting.  They have stings and you might get something wrong and cause the hive to die. So a course is an ideal way to start and preferably before your bees come.  We will teach you to understand what's going on with your bees and give you your first experiences in controlled and calm circumstances. And you will love it (our feedback is outstandingly positive). We run several beginners courses each year and details of the next event can be found here on the website (events tab).

    We also recommend joining a club - there are many benefits including mentoring and advice. Frequently members are able to assist in obtaining bees and other equipment.

  • 30 May 2018 9:39 AM | Andrew Wootton

    We had an 11 year old do the course and she loved it.   We are very keen to encourage juniors.  So if you are planning to come yourself, then bring them along.  Be aware that of necessity you have to listen to a fair bit of information, so be prepared for this.   Contact us to arrange an appropriate registration fee which will depend on their age. 

  • 30 May 2018 9:37 AM | Andrew Wootton

    Visitors are most welcome to come to club meetings.  We meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Doncaster Secondary College.  There is usually a "beginners corner" session for new beekeepers and then another more detailed presentation.   Guests are charged a nominal fee of $5 to attend.

Contact us

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

Email: mail@beekeepers.org.au

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