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Collingwood Children's Farm Apiary

When you want to experience the buzz of live bees,

come and visit the Collingwood Children's Farm Apiary.

The apiary aims to educate the public about bees and beekeeping, as well as providing beekeeping advice and practice to current and prospective beekeepers.

The Apiary is open to the public on the second and fourth Sunday of each month (fourth Sunday only in Winter) from 10:30am to 3:30pm.

Please Note: Open days are subject to COVID restrictions, so the scheduled Open Days may be suspended at short notice.

Next Open Day


The second and third Winter Workshops will be rescheduled to later dates after COVID restrictions are substantially relaxed.

Bee Happy


Past Events

The next scheduled Apiary Open Day is

Sunday, 22nd August 2021.  

On Sunday 22nd August,

the Apiary will be open with: 

honey sales,

the beekeepers will show you the bees (subject to weather), and

Winter Workshop 3 - "Making frames with wire and foundation"

will get you some frames ready for Spring.


For winter workshop bookings - contact Rob Kerr on vaamelbournesection@hotmail.com

For any enquiries about attending the Collingwood Children's Farm Apiary

contact Rob Kerr on vaamelbournesection@hotmail.com

Come to the Apiary on Sunday 27th June 2021.

Regular beekeeping activities will be happening (subject to weather)

And  .......  The first Winter Workshop - Make a  Frame Wiring Jig

June Winter Workshop:  11 am to 2:30 pm

$50 for the kit, instruction and with a barbecue lunch.

(Let us know of any dietary requirements)

Beekeepers may apply to:

Rob Kerr at vaamelbournesection@hotmail.com


It's World Bee Day on the 20th May 2021

Come to the Apiary on Sunday 23rd May 2021 to celebrate!

The Apiary will have extra exhibitions and activities on Sunday 23rd May 2021. What to look for: how we get honey from the bees, work on the practice hive, beehives in different seasons, and fruit and veg that are pollinated by bees.

Thank you bees!


The regular Apiary Open Days

The Collingwood Children’s Farm apiary is now open to trainee beekeepers and from the 11th April 2021, it will also be open to members of the public.

Beekeeper training takes place on the second and fourth Sunday's of the month (except in winter: fourth Sunday only). If you are a beekeeper or preparing to acquire a hive, you can contact the Apiary managers on the email below.

Members of the public may use the email below to register their interest in a bee experience. Protective clothing is available at the apiary.

We will continue to comply with any COVID-safe practices as specified by the Victorian Government. 


The apiary is jointly managed by VAA Melbourne Section and Collingwood Children’s Farm.
Email:  vaamelbournesection@hotmail.com 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/collingwood.bees
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/collingwoodbees





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