About the Bendigo Branch VAA Inc
· The Bendigo Branch of the Victorian Apiarists' Association (BBVAA) continues its 40+ years commitment and development as an integral part of the Apiary Industry.
· BBVAA membership includes both urban and rural beekeepers, with varying experience levels – ranging from prospective, recreational, small, and large commercial beekeepers; welcoming all.
· BBVAA provides support, advice, and a forum for beekeepers to discuss issues, concerns or achievements, and where required problem solve in a collaborative, supportive environment.
The aims and objectives of the Bendigo Branch VAA Inc.
· Promoting and encouraging improved knowledge and practices of beekeeping.
· Disseminating useful information relating to apiculture and hive management.
· Assisting and mentoring beginning beekeepers through discussion, personal assistance, and the provision of educational and practical sessions such as beginners’ activities, an annual autumn pack-down day and annual field days.
· Sharing knowledge, experience, and learning more about the industry, including the knowledge of the vast contribution made by the VAA, on behalf of all beekeepers, over many years.
· Developing knowledge as to good bee husbandry and ways to problem solve.
· Provision of Q&A sessions and guest speakers vital to promote discussion and debate; with some people interested to discover there are often varying solutions according to the season, the strength of hives, the flora available seasonally, together with the geography of the location and the effect of climatic changes.
· To provide a warm, welcoming, inclusive environment for all beekeepers attending meetings and activities.
· All interested people are invited to attend meetings held monthly at the Lakeside Hotel, Bendigo.
What We Do – 2022 Meetings & Activities
Contact: email@example.com for enquiries or to register for meetings.
Chair: Max Maunder 03 5446 7911
Deputy Chair: Stafford Kelly
Secretary: Carol Maunder Ph: 0418 351 935
Assistant Secretary: Michelle Accurso
Treasurer: MArgie Gallagher
Assistant Treasurer: Bill Shay
Resources: Colin Murley & Max Maunder
2022 Meetings: Generally held in-person at the Lakeside Hotel.
The first Wednesday of each month is a general meeting with speakers and discussion of attendees's questions. All beekeepers are welcome.
The third Wednesday of every even month is a business meeting to which all interested VAA members and beekeepers are invited.