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Coming up…( pending Covid developments)

1/. Beginner beekeepers course- February Feb 13 at 1 PM  and Feb 27 1 PM at Ballarat South Community Hub
This course will  now be merged with the March 14 course listed below.
 
2./ “2bee or not 2bee” (Haddon,  Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 1 PM – 3 PM ) …is a taster session for any people considering taking up beekeeping. You will get an overview of the types of bees, hives, regulations and the opportunity to get suited up and actually open up a hive. This event will help you decide whether you want to keep going in your quest, or whether you would rather be a supporter of bees in other ways.
 
3/. Beginner beekeepers course – MAR 14 AT 1 PM and MAR 28 AT 1 PM, at Ballarat South Community Hub.
This course will give you the basic skills and knowledge to get started with bees and is open to the public.
Session 1-this is a face to face session covering bee basics and gear.
Online content – around 5 hours of content (video, images, text ) covering, practical information, to complete in your own time.
Session 2 – Revision of Content, Q&A with an expert and hands on Open hive experience (the open hive experience is weather dependent and may be rescheduled if necessary).
To Book go to… www.trybooking.com/BOFAV
 

Also, members can see recordings of any Zoom meetings and any presentations in the “Members” section of these pages.

If you are needing advice or mentoring for your hives, please use our Facebook page or email the club at ballaratregionalbeekeepers@gmail.com.

We will continue to produce the Club Newsletter on a monthly basis and will use that and Facebook to keep you up-to-date.

Thank you for your understanding in these times.

Ballarat Regional Beekeepers Committee.

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Ballarat Regional Beekeepers Inc. was formed in 2015.  We meet on the first Thursday of each month (except for January), to share our interest in, and knowledge about beekeeping.Our meetings are at the Ballarat South Community Hub, 11 Tuppen Dr, Sebastopol VIC 3356.  

Some of our members are ‘professional’ beekeepers, whereas most of us are amateur ‘backyard’ beekeepers.

The focus in the group is to support each other in beekeeping, and to provide education and ‘hands on’ learning opportunities at the actual hives.

A summary of our aims and purpose is shown below:

  • To promote and advance the craft of beekeeping;
  • To provide public education in the importance of bees in the environment;
  • To provide educational opportunities for members to further their understanding of all aspects of beekeeping;
  • To promote cooperation, information sharing and mentoring of new members;
  • To promote the interests of beekeepers for community benefit of all;
  • To support the development of ecological policies and programs which improve conditions for bees and honey production; and
  • To provide a communication mechanism for government or council officers in regards to local bee issues, including swarm management and biosecurity

Ballarat Regional Beekeepers Inc.  members range in age from 10 years up to 75 years.  Beekeeping is for people of all ages!

We are working collaboratively with schools in our region, and aim to establish project hives in schools, as happens overseas in UK and USA.

Beekeeping is crucial for our food supply, and with many environmental threats and climate change creating challenges for bee populations, we are doing what we do to sustain these vital and beautiful creatures.

…and did I mention how good the honey tastes, when it has come from your own beehive?  Our members are also creators of beeswax products.

If you are interested in becoming involved with Ballarat Regional Beekeepers Inc., please get in contact with us as detailed in this website or via our Facebook Page.

…and to those already involved….

Happy Beekeeping!