Victorian Apiarists AssociatIon - Melbourne Section

Events

Making Wooden Beekeeping Frames

5th August 2018 (11:30am to 3:30pm)

Each participant will assemble four standard size wooden beekeeping frames with eyelets and tensioned wire and then secure full sheets of wax foundation to them. If participants do not fully complete four frames during the workshop, then they will be provided with ready-made ones to take home.

Construction will occur in the equipment shed at the Collingwood Children's Farm apiary. All construction materials and necessary tools will be provided. There is a limit of eight participants and it is not suitable for children.

The fee for the workshop is $40 and includes a BBQ lunch

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Beginners’ Hands-on Beekeeping Course

27th October and 10th November 2018 (9am to 5pm)

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

The course is designed to provide new or prospective beekeepers (including those with Flow Hives) with the necessary knowledge and practical skills to successfully manage a beehive throughout a beekeeping season, and particularly in springtime. Subsequent courses in February and March 2019 will focus on beekeeping during summer, autumn and winter.

The cost of the course is $290 which includes course notes, a memory stick of beekeeping resources, a reference book (“BEE Agskills”, New South Wales Department of Primary Industries), and morning tea.
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July Meeting

Thursday 26th July  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. 7:30 "Beginners' Corner"  where Eric Smith and Bernie Heinze will lead discussion about beekeeping.
Item 2. 8:20 Annual General Meeting (Annual chairperson's report and treasurers' report, and election of 2018-19 organising committee)

Item 3.  General Meeting. Main presenter: JP Scheerlinck, "Fifty shades of varroa".

August Meeting

Thursday 30th August 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. 7:30 "Beginners' Corner" where Eric Smith and Bernie Heinze will lead discussion about beekeeping.

Item 2. 8:20 General Meeting.  Main presenter: Bob Owen (author of "The Australian Beekeeping Manual"), "Beekeeping in Nigeria and Lebanon" at 8:30  

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