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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protect the beekeeping community from the COVID-19 virus, the VAA Melbourne Section face-to-face monthly meetings have been replaced by on-line ZOOM meetings until further notice.

Zoom Meeting on Thursday 30th July 2020

Agenda Theme: Swarm Prevention
  • Commencing at 7:30 pm, two experienced beekeepers (Peter Lewis and Barry Cooper) will outline their preferred methods of swarm prevention. Eric Smith was intending to join the meeting but he has had an early call to the almonds. Graeme Grigson will take his place on the discussion panel
  • Discussion of questions from the audience, particularly about swarm prevention. Email before Thursday 30th July, if you have any particular questions that you wish discussed. Include any relevant photos as attachments to your email.
  • Beekeeping during current Covid travel restrictions. 
  • 9:00 VAA Executive Report and 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.
The meeting will be recorded.

To join the meeting (video and audio)

  • Click here to read detailed instructions about joining and participating in the meeting
  • You will need to register for the meeting. Preferably, this should be done before the meeting starts. You can also register after the meeting has started. 
  • To register, click on this link: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email which will contain a link to the meeting.
  • The meeting will have a wait room
  • To participate in the meeting, you will need to have your first and last name shownIf this is not shown, you will be asked to show it.
  • During the meeting you will be asked to mute your microphone unless the meeting chair allows you to speak. This will mean that there will be no background sound to interfer 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 843 5667 3960, 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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