Victorian Apiarists AssociatIon - Melbourne Section

Events

November Meeting

Thursday 30th November 2017 from 7:30pm

"Church of Christ Hall" corner Cherry Rd, Whitehorse Rd Balwyn 3103, Melway 46-D8,
Tram route 109 enter from Cherry Rd. Entrance fee: $3 for VAA members, $5 for non-members.

Item 1. "Beginners' Corner" (7:30) where Eric Smith will lead discussion about beekeeping.
Item 2. General Meeting (8:20) Main presentation -"Beekeeping in the United States, with an emphasis on varroa" by Kris Fricke.

December BBQ

Thursday 14th December 2017 from 6:30pm

"Church of Christ Hall" corner Cherry Rd, Whitehorse Rd Balwyn 3103, Melway 46-D8,
Tram route 109 enter from Cherry Rd.

Item 1. BBQ (6:30)
Item 2. Historical Beekeeping Movies (commencing at approximately 8:15) 

January Meeting

Thursday 25th January 2017 from 7:30pm

"Church of Christ Hall" corner Cherry Rd, Whitehorse Rd Balwyn 3103, Melway 46-D8,
Tram route 109 enter from Cherry Rd. Entrance fee: $3 for VAA members, $5 for non-members.

Demonstrations of equipment and procedures, including opening a hive (weather permitting).

Summer Hands-on Beekeeping Course

Saturday 17th February 2018 (9am to 5pm)

Conducted by VAA Melbourne at the Abbotsford Convent and the adjoining Collingwood Children’s Farm apiary, Melbourne.

This one-day course is focussed on Summer beekeeping with both regular Langstroth and Flow hives. Topics will include bee friendly plants, honey composition, managing hives over summer, exotic bee pests and diseases, and honey and honeycomb harvesting. It is suitable for those who have previously attended a beginners’ beekeeping course or those who already manage their own hives.

The cost of the course is $130 which includes course notes, a memory stick of beekeeping resources and morning tea.

For further information and tickets, click here or go to https://tinyurl.com/y9r8bg4s

Autumn Hands-on Beekeeping Course

Saturday 17th March 2018 (9am to 5pm)

Conducted by VAA Melbourne at the Abbotsford Convent and the adjoining Collingwood Children’s Farm apiary, Melbourne.

This one-day course is focussed on Summer beekeeping with both regular Langstroth and Flow hives. Topics will include bee friendly plants, honey composition, managing hives over summer, exotic bee pests and diseases, and honey and honeycomb harvesting. It is suitable for those who have previously attended a beginners’ beekeeping course or those who already manage their own hives.

This one-day course is focussed on Autumn beekeeping with both regular Langstroth and Flow hives. Topics will include bee genetics, raising queens, harvesting wax, re-queening and preparing hives for winter. It is suitable for those who have previously attended a beginners’ beekeeping course or those who already manage their own hives.

The cost of the course is $130 which includes course notes, a memory stick of beekeeping resources and morning tea.

For further information and tickets, click here or go to https://tinyurl.com/yarqxkf5


 
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