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Visit Us on our Open Field Day Sun 29 May 2016

The Amateur Beekeepers, Sutherland will conduct an Open Field Day at our Apiary and Education Centre at Waratah Park Sutherland off Eton Street South. Directions to our apiary can be found here.

The Field Day will commence at 10.00am and there will be many staged activities involving hive inspection, talks on very relevant subjects, honey extraction and tasting PLUS free sausage sizzle, tea, coffee and drinks.

We have protective clothing for use whilst inspecting hives and we recommend that you wear long pants, long sleeve shirts/ blouses also shoes and long socks. On the day we suggest you do not use perfume or hairspray, as weather permitting we open our hives for inspection (cosmetics may irritate the bees). We welcome you to attend. For further information contact Geoff Henning on 0466 976 520





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Welcome to the Illawarra Beekeepers Association

Your local Branch of the Amateur Beekeepers Assoc. of NSW

Our aim is to support and provide education and fun meetings for people interested in beekeeping and related activities.

We are a branch of the NSW Amateur Beekeepers Association  who have around 1000 members in 15 branches throughout NSW.

Generally we meet on the second Thursday evening of each month at 7.00pm and on the last Sunday of each month 10am at the Beegarden at Sutherland. You would be most welcome to attend a club meeting or do some work with some beehives on a field day.

The club has wonderful facilities including a club room, club store, apiary site and honey extracting room at Sutherland. We provide lectures for school groups and others about bees and beekeeping.

Want to get started in bees and don't know who to turn to, what equipment to buy, where to get bees from or just want to find out if bees are for you, you have come to the right place joining the club will give you access to apiary equipment and the expertise of experienced beekeepers. It will also provide you with low cost third party insurance for beekeeping activities.


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