**** Important Notice****
Physical Club meetings have been cancelled until further notice.
We now conduct online meetings, and will be continuing with them as long as we cannot physically meet….see the calendar on the right of this page for meeting links on the appropriate dates . We are currently using a program called “Zoom,” which is compatible with most devices, ie computers, pads and smart phones. Members will be advised of the link shortly before each meeting.
Also, members can see recordings of the meetings and any presentations in the “Members” section of these pages.
The DHHS website allows for two visitors to your home, this will allow you to meet with fellow club members to share both your hive and work with others in their hive.
This is a great time to get to know the fellow members in your area. Talk to your Area Leader and they will help to connect you with nearby members.
Working with fellow beekeepers is one of the best ways to learn about your bees. The club encourages you to work within the DHHS guidelines and practise safe beekeeping in our COVID normal environment.
If you are needing advice or mentoring for your hives, please use our Facebook page or email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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….