Victorian Apiarists AssociatIon - Melbourne Section

Events

Beginners’ Hands-on Beekeeping Course

Sunday 15th and Sunday 29th October 2017 (9am to 5pm)

Conducted by VAA Melbourne 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 2018 will focus on beekeeping during summer, autumn and winter.

The cost of the course is $270 which includes course notes, a memory stick of beekeeping resources, a reference book (“BEE Agskills”, New South Wales Department of Primary Industries), a waxed wooden frame and morning tea.


For further information and tickets, go to https://tinyurl.com/yc8b9lcm

September Meeting

Thursday 28th September 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 -"Swarm control and capture"

October Meeting

Thursday 26th October 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 - "Apimondia 2017 and Beekeeping in Turkey" by Aris Petratos

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 approximateley 8:00) 

 
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