Events, Meetings, Field Days and News

Sydney Bee Club Meeting: Monday 3rd September, 2018

The Sydney Bee Club in collaboration with HandUp Congo invite you to a winter’s evening bee-ursting with interest and fun! Learn about the Club’s connections with a beekeeping initiative in a remote village accessible only by canoe nestled amidst the world’s second largest rainforest in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

 

  • Discover the differences between beekeeping in Congo vs Australia.
  • Hear Club member and Emergency Medicine Specialist, Dr Vera Sistenich’s, story of how she became involved with beekeeping and medical training in the DRC.
  • Enjoy honey-inspired refreshments.
  • Learn how you can support these pioneering Congolese initiatives by donating your honey or a little of your time!

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Time: 6.20pm – 8.00pm 

Venue: Waverley Library, Level 1, Ron Lander Theatrette. 32/48 Denison St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022

Tickets: Spaces are limited so make sure you secure your ticket on the Eventbrite link. Free for Club members; $5 for non-members; Free for children 12 years and under. 


 

Bunning’s Eastgarden Spring Launch: Saturday 15th September, 2018

This event is to promote beekeeping, our Club and to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators. Are you able to volunteer some time to help with our Club stall that day, or contribute some honey, candles or waxed cloth towards the event?

If you can, please get in touch with our Club Secretary via e-mail: secretary@sydneybeeclub.org.au

Thank you! We hope to see you there.


 

Sydney Bee Club Meeting: Monday 24th September, 2018

This meeting will be about Spring Swarms and Native Bees. Details and special speaker awaiting confirmation… watch this space.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Time: 6.20pm – 8.00pm 

Venue: Waverley Library, Level 1, Ron Lander Theatrette. 32/48 Denison St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022

Tickets: Spaces are limited so make sure you secure your ticket on the Eventbrite link. Free for Club members; $5 for non-members; Free for children 12 years and under. 


 

Sydney Bee Club Meeting: Monday 29th October, 2018

This meeting will be about Bee Diseases and Management Protocols. Not to be missed to keep your hive(s) and other nearby bees healthy and  thriving. Details and special speaker awaiting confirmation… watch this space.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Time: 6.20pm – 8.00pm 

Venue: Waverley Library, Level 1, Ron Lander Theatrette. 32/48 Denison St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022

Tickets: Spaces are limited so make sure you secure your ticket on the Eventbrite link. Free for Club members; $5 for non-members; Free for children 12 years and under. 


 

Sydney Bee Club Meeting: Monday 3rd December, 2018

It’s time to get a little festive! Come and learn how to make bees wax candles (the non-messy way), food wraps with cloth and beeswax (great gift items), and taste fellow Club members’ honey and other honey-containing delectables!

 

Waxed cloth wraps can be reused for up to six months and are water-resistant as well. You can use the food wrap to cover bowls and plates, wrap sandwiches or blocks of cheese, and you can even mould it to shape using the warmth of your hands. If wraps get soiled, simply hand-wash it in cold water and allow it to air dry. If a wrap starts to lose its grip over time, simply repeat the process to re-wax it, and it will be good as new. 

Waxed cloth is washable, reusable and compostable. Club member, Christine Underhill, will give a demonstration on how to make these cloths using your own beeswax!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Time: 6.20pm – 8.00pm 

Venue: Waverley Library, Level 1, Ron Lander Theatrette. 32/48 Denison St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022

Tickets: Spaces are limited so make sure you secure your ticket on the Eventbrite link. Free for Club members; $5 for non-members; Free for children 12 years and under. 


NEWS!

The ABC’s science show Catalyst is looking for novices to take on a honey bee hive. Are you or someone you know up for the challenge and potential celebrity? 

DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A BEEKEEPER?

CATALYST IS LOOKING FOR HOUSEHOLDS IN INNER SYDNEY
AND THE CENTRAL COAST
TO TAKE ON THE CHALLENGE OF KEEPING A HIVE ALIVE
AND MAKING YOUR OWN HONEY

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY – NOVICES REQUIRED!

WE WILL PROVIDE HONEYBEES, HIVES, GEAR AND ADVICE

FILMING WILL BE OVER 12 WEEKS STARTING EARLY SEPTEMBER

 

TO APPLY:
email: catalyst@abc.net.au
AND TELL US WHY YOU AND YOUR SPACE ARE BEE-FRIENDLY


NEWS!

The Ku-ring-gai Council’s WildThings Native Beehive Program is asking for volunteers to help split native tetragonular hives over the months of October and November.

This event is great fun, very interesting and you learn on the job! If you are interested, contact the coordinator of this program, Liz Gibson, on 02 9424 0618.

 


The Sydney Bee Club is YOU (the members).
Please tell us what you’d like to see, hear, do and achieve.

We welcome and encourage you to be part of our committee or club in any of the roles, or perhaps helping out in another way.   If you are interested, but not sure, come along on the night to see/hear what it is all about and possibly send Phil (our secretary) an email to say you are not sure, but might be interested or let him know what skill you might be able to offer (e.g. website/social media/videoing/ labeling honey for sale…. the potential is your honeypot!


    • Monday night meetings are at the Waverley Library, Level 1, Theatrette. There is the opportunity to catch up with other beekeepers and members over tea and biscuits and we usually have a specific topic or presentation for each of the meetings (see meeting description for topics). Non-members are welcome to come along ($5 for non-members at the door. Free: $0 for members).

If you’d like to hear/see/ or suggest a particular topic or bee related speaker, please email us: secretary@sydneybeeclub.org.au


Upcoming Dates (Monday Night Meetings):

  • Mon 3 September, 2018
  • Mon 24 September, 2018
  • Mon 29 October, 2018
  • Mon 3 December, 2018

Details of our upcoming events are listed to the left (or below if you are on a mobile device). We post them on Eventbrite. Click on the link for details and field day bookings.


Apiary Field Days are held in Spring and Summer generally. It is important to pre-register / book (as numbers in the apiary are limited). Do this via Eventbrite.

Upcoming Apiary Field Days:

  • Sat 8 September, 2018
  • Sun 14 October, 2018
  • Sat 17 November, 2018
  • Sun 16 December, 2018

We unfortunately can’t accommodate children under 8 at the apiary field days. Children from 9 to 15 years must be supervised by a responsible guardian/adult and have their own protective suit (we don’t have children’s suits to hire at this stage).

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