Victorian Apiarists AssociatIon - Melbourne Section

Events

Change of meeting dates for 2018 May and June meetings

Monthly meetings are usually held on the last Thursday of each month (except December).

But to avoid clashing with the annual VAA conference, the May meeting will be held on the 24th May, rather than the 31st May.

To avoid clashing with the Australian Bee Conference, the June meeting will be held on 21st  June, rather than the 28th June.

January Meeting

Thursday 25th January 2018 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, $8 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 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


February Meeting

Thursday 22nd February  2018 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, $8 for non-members.

Item 1. "Beginners' Corner" (7:30) where Eric Smith and Bernie Heinze will lead discussion about beekeeping.
Item 2. General Meeting (8:20) Flow Hive Investigations with Barry Cooper and Mike Love.


March Meeting

Thursday 29th March  2018 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, $8 for non-members.

Item 1. "Beginners' Corner" (7:30) where Eric Smith and Bernie Heinze will lead discussion about beekeeping.
Item 2. General Meeting (8:20) Photographic Competition (Printed and digital)

Presentation (not yet arranged)

April Meeting

Thursday 26th April  2018 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, $8 for non-members.

Item 1. "Beginners' Corner" (7:30) where Eric Smith and Bernie Heinze will lead discussion about beekeeping.
Item 2. General Meeting (8:20) Presenter: Rob Waddell, "Super charged Manuka plants".

 
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