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About the Victorian Apiarists' Association Inc.

The Victorian Apiarists' Association can help all beekeepers regardless of how many hives they own. 

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The purposes of the Victorian Apiarists' Association are:

To provide a common organisation representing the Apiarists of the state for the welfare of beekeeping.

To work for the advancement of apiculture by the dissemination of information relating to all aspects of beekeeping.

To promote the more efficient production and marketing of apicultural products.

To secure trading concessions and services to members.

To strive for development of local and export markets and the establishment of standards of quality of apiary products & services.

To communicate with all Government Departments in all matters appertaining to the welfare of the Association.

To encourage scientific investigation, experimental and research work in all aspects of Beekeeping.

To protect and improve the honey resources of the state and to communicate with all bodies interested in forest preservation, regeneration and the like.

To secure effective legislation and administration in matters affecting the industry and to assist members in their apicultural rights.

To provide education, assistance and training to new beekeepers.

For a comprehensive version please refer to the VAA Constitution

Executive Council of the VAA
for the 2016/2017 season
Mr Kevin MacGibbon
3090 Midland Hwy
Nalinga, Vic 3631
Mobile: 0418 577 788
Email: kevinmacgibbon@gmail.com
Vice President
Mr Robert McDonald
19 Eleanor Drive
Campbells Creek, Vic 3451
Ph: 03 5472 4973
Mobile: 0427 722 162
Email: mcdonald.robert@y7mail.com
Vice President
Mr Ron Robinson
13 Ovens Ave. 
Red Cliffs, Vic 3496
Ph: 03 5024 1068  
Mobile: 0427 995 875
Email: honeybee711@bigpond.com
Ms Kerrin Williams
PO Box 40
California Gully, Vic 3556
Ph : 03 5446 1455 
Fax: 03 5446 1543
Email: vaa@vicbeekeepers.com.au

Mrs Elwyne Papworth
RSD 7440 Northern Hwy
Strathallan, Vic 3622
Ph/Fax: 03 5484 9231
Mobile: 0408 511 885
Email: amberhunidue@bigpond.com

Mr Ashley Smith
12 Boronia Drive
Hillside, Vic 3037
Mobile: 0419 155 857
Mr Rod Whitehead
Snow Road
Milawa, Vic 3678 
Ph: 03 5727 3468 
Mobile: 0439 373 468 
Email: walkabouthoney@westnet.com.au
Mr Bernie Heinze
1 Marne Road
Mt Evelyn, Vic 3796
Ph: 03 9736 1682
Email: b.heinze@bigpond.com
Melbourne Section Rep.
Mr Aris Petratos
26 Belmont Road
Balwyn, Vic 3103
Mobile: 0425 706 426
Ms Fiona Marantelli
15 Ellt Crescent
Noble Park, Vic 3174
Ph: 03 9574 2345  
Mobile: 0468 349 574

The VAA constitution

The VAA constitution was last modified at the 104th Annual Conference, June 2003 by the Victorian Apiarists' Association Incorporated.

You can view/download the VAA Constitution (pdf file) 

Last update 3-Mar-2017
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