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Events of VAA Melbourne Section

Monthly Meetings

To help prevent its spread and to protect the beekeeping community from the COVID-19 virus, the VAA Melbourne Section face-to-face monthly meetings have been replaced by on-line ZOOM meetings.

Zoom Meeting on Thursday 25th June 2020

Chairperson J-P Scheerlinck
  • Commencing at 7:30 pm, there will be a “Beginners’ Corner” where Eric Smith will lead discussions about beekeeping. Email before Thursday 25th June, if you have any particular questions that you wish discussed. Include any relevant photos as attachments to your email. 
  • 8:15 How to save a colony with a drone laying queen (Eric Smith).
  • 8:30 “What part of a bee does varroa consume?” (Barry Cooper)
  • 9:00 Bees in the News
  • 9:20 (approx) The meeting will conclude with the random selection of the winner of the door prize which will be a $20 shopping voucher.

To join the meeting (video and audio)

  • Click on this link: 
  • Click here to read detailed instructions.
  • During the meeting, please keep mute your microphone muted unless the chairperson has allowed you to speak. This will mean that there will be no background sound to interfere with the meeting's proceedings.

To join by phone (audio only)

  • Dial this number: 7018 2005
  • When prompted by the phone, enter this Meeting ID number 84545346087, followed by #
  • There is no need to enter a participant ID. Just enter #

Collingwood Children's Farm Apiary

It has also been decided that until further notice the Collingwood Children’s Farm apiary will no longer be open to the public, including beekeepers’ inspecting hives, on the scheduled second and fourth Sunday of each month.

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