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Welcome to the website of Ballarat Regional Beekeepers Inc.

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SPECIAL EVENT

“To Bee or Not to Bee

This is a taster for people considering taking up beekeeping.

The session includes an overview of the different types of bees and hives that are available. It covers the regulations and gives an opportunity to get suited up, open a hive and handle bees.

This taster 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.

The $20 fee includes tuition, an afternoon tea and the use of BRB PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). Further requirements and the address of the course (in Ballarat) will be provided upon enrolment. The session will take approximately three hours.

Enrol at https://www.trybooking.com/BHVHD

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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!