Beekeeping Links/Resources

(Please email us with any helpful additions, corrections or changes)

Swarms
If you need help with removing a swarm of bees, you could try:
Andrea
Paul
Andrew - 0418 567 007

Other resources
The Guide to Beekeeping for Adults and Kids (thanks to Julia for this one)

Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) (on-line beekeeper registration and guides)

Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) Apiary Code of Practice

Moreland City Council Pest Control Info (inc. bee swarms)

Bee Sustainable
Beekeeping supplies, equipment and knowledge (amongst other things). May be interested in swarms.
Monday – Friday 10am to 5pm; Saturday 9am to 4pm
500 Lygon Street, Brunswick East, Victoria 3057
Tel.: (03) 9939 7301
Email: info@beesustainable.com.au

Plant Health Australia - Honey Bee Biosecurity (manual, on-line training and signs)

Bee Friendly: A planting guide for European honeybees and Australian native pollinators by Mark Leech

Victorian Apiarists’ Association (VAA) - main website

Victorian Apiarists’ Association (VAA) - Melbourne Section
Meetings are held on the last Thursday of every month (except December). The VAA Melbourne Section meets at the new venue the "Balwyn Church of Christ Hall", corner of Cherry Rd and Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn 3103, Melway 46-D8 (tram route 109), enter from Cherry Rd
  • Meetings start at 7:30 pm with “Beginners’ Corner”. This provides practical beekeeping advice and demonstrations, particularly to new beekeepers.
  • The meeting proper starts at 8:00 and concludes at 10:00.
  • Regular agenda items include presentations about beekeeping, discussion of current beekeeping issues, “Buy and Sell”, reports from Collingwood Children’s Farm apiary, questions, comments and ideas from members, and the advertising of other beekeeping events. Annually a photographic competition, a hive products competition, and an auction are held.
  • Books and multimedia can be borrowed from the VAA Library till 8:00 and after 10:00.
  • Supper is available throughout the meeting.
Email: vaamelbournesection@hotmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/VAAMelbourneSectionBeekeepers

Doncaster Beekeepers Club
Meets at 7:30 pm on the third Thursday of each month "Senior Citizen Club", 895 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster East (Melway 47-K1)
Visit their website for contact info.

Perm-Apiculture Natural Beekeeping Group
Meets from 6:45 to 9 pm on the third Monday of each month (but not Feb this year) at Borderlands, Augustine Centre, 2 Minona Street, Hawthorn
Email: pcm.apisig@gmail.com

CERES Beekeeping Group (for practical experience)
Meets at 10:30 on the third Sunday of each month at the Market section (near the shop) of CERES, Community Environment Park, Cnr Roberts and Stewart Streets, Brunswick East, Victoria (Melway map 30 grid B7)

Collingwood Childrens’ Farm Apiary (for practical experience)
Open from 10:30 to 3:30 on the second and fourth Sunday of each month (except March 10 this year) At the end of St. Helliers St, Abbotsford turn right along the bike path and go approx. 300 metres (Melway map 2D grid D10)
www.facebook.com/collingwood.bees and www.youtube.com/collingwoodbees

J Beekeeping School
7pm – 10pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month.
35 Duncans Lane, Diggers Rest, Victoria 3427

Australian Native Bee Research Centre - Native Bee Information

Bee Friendly with Winnie the Pooh
Developed by UK based Friends of the Honey Bee this is a beautiful educational booklet for children full of things they can do to help support bees- free to download.


(With thanks to Barry Cooper and Elspeth Brock)
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