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Victorian Apiarists' Association

Contact us

Secretary/Treasurer

Kerrin Williams

Phone: 0498 461 460

Email:  vaa@vicbeekeepers.com.au

President

John van Weeghel

Phone: 0419 542 479

Email:  john.vanweeghel@bigpond.com

Vice President

Phillip McPherson

Phone: 0428 621 455

Email:  mchoney1@optusnet.com.au

Vice President

Lindsay Callaway

Phone: 0429 857835

Email:  lindsay@warralhoney.com.au

Board Members 

Ken Gell

Phone: 0428 506 752

Email:  gellshoneymaryborough@gmail.com


Rob Kerr

Phone: 0421 078 387

Email: robkerr62@gmail.com


Judy  Leggett

Phone: 0423 464 800

Email: aandjleggett@bigpond.com

Robert McDonald

Phone: 0427 722 162

Email:  McDonald.Robert@y7mail.com

Andrew Wootton

Phone:  0481 392 798

Email:  andrew.wootton@gmail.com

Agriculture Victoria: Apiary team

Website: www.agriculture.vic.gov.au/livestock-and-animals/honey-bees

To report a suspect exotic please call:
Exotic Plant Pest Hotline 1800 084 881

For enquiries and endemic disease notification please use:
Ph: 136 186

Email honeybee.biosecurity@agriculture.vic.gov.au.

For enquiries related to permits and movement restrictions:
Email honeybee.permits@agriculture.vic.gov.au

For beekeeper registration please log onto BeeMAX
or call the Bee Registration Helpline 1800 356 761

Current Apiary Officers

Please use the honeybee.biosecurity@agriculture.vic.gov.au email to ensure that communications are monitored.  Officers may be in the field and unavailable. 

Nikki Jones, Biosecurity Manager Apiary
1 Taylor Street, Epsom, Victoria, Australia 3551
Mob: 0428 617 071

Email:  honeybee.biosecurity@agriculture.vic.gov.au

Karla Williams, Biosecurity Officer Apiary
1 McKoy Street, Wodonga, Victoria, 3690
Mob: 0417 121 987
Email: 
 honeybee.biosecurity@agriculture.vic.gov.au

Adam Maxwell, Biosecurity Officer Apiary
475-485 Mickleham Road, Attwood, Victoria, 3049
Mob: 0428 893 595

Email:  honeybee.biosecurity@agriculture.vic.gov.au

Karyn Di Florio, Bee Biosecurity Officer
475-485 Mickleham Road, Attwood, Victoria, 3049
Mob: 0448 941 756
Email:  honeybee.biosecurity@agriculture.vic.gov.au

AgVic Apiary Customer Service Centre

For urgent communications if you can't reach an officer

Phone: 136 186

Apiculture contacts

Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC)
CEO:  Danny Le Feuvre
PO Box 42, Jamieson Centre, Macquarie ACT 2614
Phone:    0402 467 780 
Email:     ahbic@honeybee.org.au
Website:  www.honeybee.org.au

Crop Pollination Association
Stephen Targett,

Phone:    0428 649 321

AgriFutures Australia

Annie Stoddart

Program Coordinator

Phone:   02 6923 6918

Email:    Annie.stoddart@agrifutures.com.au

VFF State Beekeeping Branch
Secretary: Gail Rochelmeyer
Mob:         0408 592 091

Wheen Bee Foundation

CEO:       Fiona Chambers

Website:  www.wheenbeefoundation.org.au


VAA Inc Regional Groups

Bendigo Branch
Secretary Peta Dawe                                           

Email: bbvaasecretary@gmail.com

Information/Education Q&A Meetings

- 1st Wed. each month (except December)

Business Meetings

- 3rd Wednesday of odd months

All meetings at Lakeside Hotel, Bendigo

Dinner at 6.00 p.m. Meetings at 7.00 p.m. 

Please register by the email above to attend meetings. 

                                                                        

Melbourne Section
Secretary: Rob Kerr

Ph: 0421 078 387

Email: vaamelbournesection@hotmail.com

Meetings: 7:15pm on the last Thursday of the each month.

Venue: The Avenue Church of Christ, 1 The Avenue, Surrey Hills


Sunraysia Branch
Trevor Monson,

Ph: 03 5024 8674.
Email: monsonshoney@bigpond.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                            VAA Inc. Library Trust
Russell Goodman                                                                                            
Ph 03 9735 3836

Affiliated Organisations

Central Victorian Apiarists’ Association Inc. (CVAA Inc.)
Millie Enbom-Goad             

Ph: 0400 261 746                                       

Email:  millie_enbomgoad@yahoo.com.au


Gippsland Apiarists’ Association Inc. (GAA Inc.)

Sue Harding

Mobile: 0408 343 779

Email: hardstein@bigpond.com


North Eastern Apiarists’ Association Inc. (NEAAV Inc.)
Moss MCallum

Mob: 0478 225 081
Email: secretary.neaa@gmail.com

“J” Beekeeping club
35 Duncan's Lane, Diggers Rest
Meets 2nd Wednesday each month 7.00 pm
email: thejschoolofbeekeeping@gmail.com

Southside Beekeepers Club
Secretary:  Mark Collier 

Ph: 0407 553 022

Email:  admin@southsidebeekeepers.com.au

7.30pm on the 4th Wednesday of each month at Monterey Secondary College 21 Silvertop  St., Frankston Nth Vic.

Geelong Beekeepers Club

Pres: Stephen Fridey Ph: 0401 897 579
Email: info@geelongbeekeepersclub.org
Meetings third Friday of the month at Belmont Masonic Centre, 25 Regent Street, Belmont

Latrobe Valley Beekeepers Association   

President: Sean-Paul Smith Ph: 0409 015 237

PO Box 323, Newborough VIC 3825 

Email: LatrobeValleyBees@gmail.com

Website:  https://lvba.wildapricot.org/

Meets at 7pm on first Tuesday of every month at the Association's facility at 99 Saviges Rd Moe, Vic, 3825

South Gippsland Beekeepers Inc

Secretary:  Anna Jones

Ph: 0411 770 062

Email:  secretary@sgbeekeepers.org.au

Meets on the second Thursday of the month at St Peters Anglican Church Hall, Cnr McCartin St & Bruce St, Leongatha

Melbourne Beekeepers Club Inc

Secretary: Barry Cooper

Email:     secretary@melbournebeekeepersclub.org.au

Website: melbournebeekeepersclub.org.au


Northwestern Bee Club Inc.

President: Roger Mitchell

Ph 0407 427 431

Email: northwesternbeeclub@gmail.com

Website:  https://www.nwbee.club/


Mornington Peninsula Beekeepers Association

VicePresident: Bryannah Downward

Ph: 0401 965 558

Email: admin@mpba.org.au 

MPBA Club meeting 4th Wed each month @ 7pm Mornington Park Pavilion 9 Flinders Drive Mornington


Moonee Valley Beekeepers Club Inc.

Secretary: Paul Kucera

Email: mvbeekeepersclub@gmail.com

Meet at 7pm every second Tues of the month at Maribyrnong Park Bowls Club 195HolmesRd Moonee Ponds Vic 3039


Werribeeks

Secretary: Helen Morland

Email: werribeeks@gmail.com

3rd Monday of the Month, 7PM at the Wyndham Park Community Centre, 53-57 Kookaburra Ave, Werribee VIC 3030

Woodend Bee-Friendly Society

Action Group Leader: Samantha Rixon

Ph: 0428 465 792

Email: wbfs@mrsg.org.au


Yarra Valley Bee Group

Email: secretary.yarravalleybeegroup@mail.tidyhq.com

at ECOSS 711 Old Warburton Rd, Wesburn, Victoria, 3799

Meetings: last Sunday of the month at 2pm


Collingwood Children's Farm Apiary
Open 10.30-3.30 on the 2nd & 4th Sunday of month (4th Sunday in Winter).
Rob Kerr:  0421 078 387

Email:       vaamelbournesection@hotmail.com

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