35th Annual Beekeeping Field Day

Posted September 11, 2014

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Bendigo Branch of V.A.A.
35th Annual Beekeeping Field Day

When: Sunday 12th October 2014
Time: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Where: Bendigo Schools Trade Training Centre, Trotting Terrace, Junortoun, Vic
Cost: Gate entry $5. p.p. Lucky Gate Prizes drawn at 1.00pm
B.Y.O. protective gear if required – Overalls/hat/veil/gloves

THEME: “Bee Recovery after Two Poor Seasons”.

Attractions will include something for both professional and hobbyist beekeepers.

  •  Open Bee Hive Demonstrations – There will be three separate stations of hives where you can ask questions, participate or simply watch – hiving a swarm, finding the queen, supplementary feeding and general bee hive husbandry.
  •  Top-Bar bee hives demonstration.
  •  DPI Disease Instruction – Apiary Officers from the Dept. Primary Industries will instruct beekeepers on recognition of various diseases and methods of treatment.
  •  Demonstration of various pieces of equipment and explanation of their use.
  •  Extraction of honey from honey combs.
  •  Heavy trucks, light trucks/utes and various methods of loading bee hives for transport
  •  Auction of Bee Materials – Now is the time to check out that shed and find the things you have no further use for. Bring them along and make a profit.

Things available for purchase:

  •  Queen Bees (p.o.a)- (Contact Max Maunder on 035446 7911. Collect and pay on the day
  •  Beekeeping Equipment from beekeeping suppliers.
  •  Honey
  •  Food and refreshments from 10am

For Further Information contact:

President Don McArthur 03 5449 3294
Secretary Eileen McDonald 0439 722 128


From Bendigo – Take McIvor Highway to Harness Racing Club, turn right into St Vincents Road, past the Catholic College around bend (Trotting Terrace) with Field Day venue on left. Signs will be in place.

From Heathcote, turn left from McIvor Highway.

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