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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 01 Aug 2019 3:37 PM | Vanessa Kwiatkowski

    As of July 1, 2019 the reimbursement for the AFB Honey Test is $35 for members who have joined & paid full membership (not pro-rata).  This includes, one test per member per membership year. 

  • 14 Oct 2018 11:01 AM | Vanessa Kwiatkowski

    Visitors are most welcome to attend club meetings. 
    We meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the NewHope Community Centre in Blackburn North.  There is usually a Q&A Panel for and then a more detailed presentation or guest speaker. Check out the latest meeting event on our home page.

    Guests are charged a nominal fee of $10 to attend.

  • 31 Aug 2018 10:50 AM | Vanessa Kwiatkowski

    Your first experience with bees can be quite daunting. It can be a thrilling experience, one that you will always remember. 

    Taking a beginners course is an ideal way to start and ideally before your bees arrive.  We will teach you to understand what's going on with your bees and give you your first experiences in controlled and calm environment. 

    You will love it, we've had lots of positive feedback. The club runs several beginners courses each year. 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.

  • 31 Aug 2018 10:48 AM | Vanessa Kwiatkowski

    We often get enquiries from folks who would like to have someone bring a hive onto their property. There are several professional beekeepers 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 9:39 AM | Deleted user

    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. 

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Meeting Address: NewHope Community Centre: 3-7 Springfield Rd, Blackburn North


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