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  • 18 Aug 2017 3:28 PM | Deleted user

    The 2017-8 committee was elected unopposed at the AGM on 17th August.  

    Mat Lumalasi
    Vice-President Helmut Huber
    Amanda Lamont
    Stuart Stone
    Educator Andrew Wootton
      Lyndon Joss
      Dan Milic
      John Treloar
      Alan Walton
  • 12 Aug 2017 10:22 AM | Deleted user

    This event is Sunday 8t October.Further details here.

  • 27 May 2017 10:36 AM | Deleted user

    Article in Sydney Daily Telegraph.  Please note I am not endorsing this, merely reporting it

  • 13 May 2017 8:57 AM | Deleted user

    Details available here

  • 03 Mar 2017 9:42 PM | Deleted user

    For information, here is a report from one of the hive inspections of the day.

    There are also a number of reports from the Steering visits on the mentoring page (members tab).

  • 03 Jan 2017 12:02 PM | Deleted user

    The club has a Flow hive at the Saxon St site.  I have an electronic hive scale attached and I thought you might be interested to see the data.  Not much nectar coming in at present - Melbourne weather! (although there was a good week Jan 5-12)

  • 30 Dec 2016 6:11 PM | Deleted user

    Meetings in 2017 will be in the Performance Centre at the Doncaster Secondary College. The address is 123 Church Rd, Doncaster 3108 (Melway map: 33 G12).

  • 01 Dec 2016 3:37 PM | Deleted user

    Our Flow hive at Saxon St now has nectar in 4 of the 6 Flow frames.  A second brood box has been added to provide room for the expanding colony.

    The company has now donated us a full hive kit with pitched roof to complement the Flow super and we need some volunteers to assist in assembling and painting this.

  • 07 Sep 2016 4:49 PM | Deleted user

    We have now received the set of 18 prepared Apis mellifera microscope slides from America. This valuable resource includes sections of the head and mouthparts, legs, wings and sting as well as details of queen ovaries and drone testis.  In addition smears of Nosema and Bacillus larvae (AFB) are included which will assist in identifying these diseases.

    These slides will be available for study at the microscopy workshop and will be presented at a future club meeting.  Example images can be seen on the information/microscopy page on this website.

  • 20 Aug 2016 4:04 PM | Deleted user

    Today we used the new dissection microscope for the first time at the inaugural junior club meeting.  Here's a sample photo - I haven't quite mastered the camera focus and I was being "assisted" by some very young beekeepers, so not the best of images, but it was fantastic - wireless streaming the pictures to everyone's smartphones and tablets!  We anesthetised the bees by putting them in the freezer for 3 min - no bees died for the cause.

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

Email: mail@beekeepers.org.au

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