Victorian Apiarists AssociatIon - Melbourne Section

Events

January Meeting

Thursday 30th January 2020 from 7:30 pm

Church of Christ Hall" corner Cherry Rd, Whitehorse Rd Balwyn 3103, Melway 46-D8, Tram route 109 enter from Cherry Rd. Entrance Fees: $3 for VAA members, $8 for non- VAA members.

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

February Meeting

Thursday 27th February  2020 from 7:30 pm

Church of Christ Hall" corner Cherry Rd, Whitehorse Rd Balwyn 3103, Melway 46-D8, Tram route 109 enter from Cherry Rd. Entrance Fees: $3 for VAA members, $8 for non- VAA members.

Item 1. 7:30 to 8:15 "Beginners' Corner" where Eric Smith will lead discussion about beekeeping in the Church.

Item 2. General Meeting

  • Welcome, upcoming events and drawing of raffle and door prizes
  • Main Presentation: "Queen pheromones in honeybees and the other social insects" by Luke Holman, University of Melbourne
Dr Luke Holman is a lecturer in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne. He mostly studies the evolution and genetics of sex, sociality and communication, and combines empirical work on insects such as Drosophila and social Hymenoptera (bees/ants/wasps) with theoretical models, ‘omics, meta-analysis, and text mining. He is an editor for the journals Behavioral Ecology and Journal of Evolutionary Biology.More info on Luke’s queen pheromone research can be found on his website: https://www.lukeholman.org/project/queen_pheromones/
  • Election of the 2020-21 VAA Melbourne Section representative (and their second) on the VAA Executive Council

March Meeting

Thursday 26th March  2020 from 7:30 pm

Church of Christ Hall" corner Cherry Rd, Whitehorse Rd Balwyn 3103, Melway 46-D8, Tram route 109 enter from Cherry Rd. Entrance Fees: $3 for VAA members, $8 for non- VAA members.

Item 1. 7:30 to 8:15 "Beginners' Corner" where Eric Smith will lead discussion about beekeeping in the Church.

Item 2. General Meeting

  • Welcome, upcoming events and drawing of raffle and door prizes
  • Main Presentation: "Beekeeping in Sweden" by HÃ¥kan Bernefors

Beekeeping Courses

2020 Beginners' Hands-On Beekeeping Course (SOLD OUT)
(16th February and  15th March). 
Click here for details and enrolment.

2020 Summer Hands-On Beekeeping Course (SOLD OUT)
(16th February). 
Click here for details and enrolment.

2020 Autumn Hands-On Beekeeping Course (SOLD OUT)
(15th March). 
Click here for details and enrolment.


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