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The 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.

120th Annual Conference June 2019.

The VAA invites all Beekeepers to join us in Mildura for the

 120th Annual Conference and AGM.

This year’s venue is the

Mildura Working Man’s Club,

100-110 Deakin Ave, Mildura, VIC, 3500.

Starting Tuesday 4th at 7.30 for our welcoming evening followed by Conference and AGM Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th  

Concluding with the Annual Dinner and Auction on Thursday Evening.

For early registration please click on the following link

2019 VAA Annual Conference Registration

2019 Conference Program.

Beekeeper Development Evening

Wednesday 5th June 2019 at 7.00pm

All beekeepers welcome, whether you are just starting in beekeeping or thinking about moving up to becoming a commercial beekeeper this evening is for you.

Topics discussed will vary from

  • 1.       Preparing bees for pollination
  • 2.       Labelling and preparing your honey for sale
  • 3.      Swarm control 
  • 4.      Insurance and Apiary code of practice
  • 5.      Wiring a timber frame
  • 6.      Introducing a queen, with many other topics covered

After a short 10 minute overview of their topic the guest speakers will be available to talk to individual or as a group in different locations around the room.
Fee including drink voucher and supper is $10.00 pp Free to children under the age of 12 and if you are attending the full conference.

Registration for this evening, please click the below link

Beekeeper Development Evening

Hertz Car Rental has offered a discount to Conference attendees. Please go to, and enter the PC number 205162, the price will be reduced by 15%.  There is a minimum rental of 3 days, and maximum of 7 days.  This is for rental only, and any extra insurance etc would be at normal cost.   

If anyone would prefer to book direct, rather than the website, Angela and Dale can contact at, or phone; 03 5022 1411 

Conference Competition Categories

and Baking With Honey Recipe

can be found by clicking the link below


VAA Beekeepers' AFL Tipping Competitions

Full details can be found by clicking the below link


Recently Added to Members only:

2019 USA Beekeeping Tour


Template for pollination contract 

Latest Australian Bee Journal:

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