Mountain Ridge Winery - Bee's in the Winery Workshop Dave West (Illawarra Bees) delivers a hands on workshop at Mountain Ridge Winery (Shoalhaven Heads) up to twice a year. Dave has a number of hives on site and discusses seasonal management, disease management and what to look for at different times of the year. Where: Mountain Ridge Winery, Coolangatta Road, Berry, When: - Autumn & Spring Time: - Usually 10am to 2pm
Backyard Beekeeping Workshop The Small Farms Network in partnership with the Shoalhaven Beekeepers Association run a 2-day workshop with Bruce White, former NSW DPI Agriculture Bee Extension Officer in Berry. Learn how to set up and manage your hives in the backyard, extract honey and seasonal management tips. Date: August 26th & 27th (Sat & Sun) Venue: Local Land Services, Schofields Lane, Berry Cost: $200 per person (includes notes, lunch & morning tea on both days) Register: Andrew Britton Ph: 4464 6020 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Berry Small Farms Field Day The Shoalhaven Beekeepers Association attends the annual Berry Small Farms Field Day at the Berry Showground in September. The 2-day event is a great opportunity to promote good beekeeping practices, educate the public on the importance of bee's to agriculture and biosecurity management. When: Saturday, 8th and 9th September 2017
Building Bee Hives Workshop The purpose of the workshop is to assist members who want to set up hives in spring. It is aimed at new members who need hives and also for existing members who want to expand the number of hives or size of existing hives. We will be building boxes and frames including the wiring and fitting of foundation. Also, we will be able to assemble lids and bases. This workshop will be able to be used by those members who may have enough boxes but would like to build spare frames. When: Usually around July when its time to prepare for next season Venue: Bangalee. To be advised Cost: Price of materials ie Box, Frames and Foundation. Glue, screws and wire will be provided by Shoalhaven Beekeepers Assoc. Lunch and refreshments provided. Open to members and non-members Register: Contact Bob Death on 0416 721 011 See video of the day here
Flow Hive Workshop The Small Farms Network in partnership with the Shoalhaven Beekeepers Association run a 1 day workshop with Bruce White, former NSW DPI Agriculture Bee Extension Officer in Berry. Learn how to set up and manage your new flow hive, extract honey and management tips to ensure it works. Date: Autumn 2018 Venue: Local Land Services, Schofields Lane, Berry Cost: $100 per person (includes notes, lunch & morning tea on both days) Register: Andrew Britton Ph: 4464 6020 or Email: email@example.com
Bundanon SiteWorks 2017 The Bundanon Trust held a major event called Siteworks, an art/science event with this year's theme, "The Birds and The Bees". SBKA was invited to have a stall and participate in talks, demos, etc. and we accepted. Here are some pictures of the event, shared by member Ron. Thanks to all members who gave their time to allow SBKA to participate. When: Saturday, 8th and 9th September 2017 Cost: in 2017 members were offered Free entry to the event. Venue: Bundanon, Illaroo Road, Nowra
General Meetings - Guest Speakers
Did you know that at our monthly General Meetings we often have guest speakers? Our meetings are held third Wednesday of the month within the grounds of Shoalhaven High School. Here are some of our past speakers from 2017. Left to right: Brian Warnest on Asian Bees and Varroa Mite; Bob McCarron on Anaphylaxis; Susanne May on Kenyan Top Bar Hive; and Bruce White on Showing Bee Products (Honey, Wax, Pollen etc.).
Berry Merry Christmas Parade 2017
The Berry Merry Christmas Parade in 2017 was a chance for Shoalhaven Beekeepers Association to increase awareness of our Association and bees in the local community. Several members turned up to march in the parade. It was a lot of fun and the rain stayed away for the actual parade!! They marched and were cheered by many watching on the sidelines. After the parade, they walked along Queen Street handing out some info about the club and talked to quite a few interested people, some with swarms and a couple who know people setting up hives at the moment. A special thank you to our very lovely Queen Bee, Sarah, who drew lots of attention!