We can help youThe Victorian Apiarists' Association can help all beekeepers regardless of how many bee hives they own.
Whether you are a hobbyist beekeeper with one hive in the backyard, a semi-commercial beekeeper wishing to take the next step towards becoming fully financially dependent on beekeeping, or a full time commercial beekeeper - we can help you.
On-Line Delivery Only of Australian Bee Journal
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and until further notice the Australian Bee Journal will not be posted in a printed format. Instead it will be delivered on-line via a link from an email sent to each member from the VAA Secretary. The email for the June 2020 journal was sent on 24th June.
If you are a VAA member, have checked the above three issues and are still have not receiving the email with the journal attached, please notify the VAA Secretary (contact details shown below).
Along with many past editions, the latest journal can also be accessed from the Members menu tab. Here is the front cover of the July 2020 journal:
Cancellation of Harcourt Field Day
The Bendigo Branch has decided with much regret, to cancel the 41st Annual Beekeeping Field Day that was scheduled for 11/10/20.
Cancellation of VAA Melbourne Section Face-to-face Monthly Meetings
To help prevent its spread and to protect the beekeeping community from the COVID -19 virus, the VAA Melbourne Section committee has decided to cancel the face-to-face VAA Melbourne Section monthly meetings until further notice. In their place ZOOM on-line meetings will be held. For details of pending meetings, go to the Events page in the Melbourne Section menu tab.
Government COVID-19 Resources
The following government resources are being updated regularly and we recommend you check them for the latest public information. Thanks to the University of Melbourne for providing much of this list.
COVID-19 hotlines also offer 24/7 support: