Promoting sustainable beekeeping in Woodend and surrounding areas


The Woodend Bee-Friendly Society is a working group of the Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group that seeks to promote the sharing of knowledge about beekeeping between aspirants, novices, and experienced beekeepers in Woodend and surrounding areas.  Woodend, Victoria, has a distinctive climate with long, cold winters and relatively short summers.   The main aim of this Society is to promote best practices for sustainable beekeeping in the local area. DSC_0020We meet every third Sunday 3-4.30pm at the Woodend Neighbourhood House.


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Bendigo Beekeeping Field Day

Image result for bendigo beekeeping field dayThe Bendigo Branch of the Victorian Apiarists’ Association are holding their 39th Annual Beekeeping Field Day on Sunday 14th October 2018. Save the date! Trade Stall holders welcome, and mated queen bees may now be ordered to pick up at the Field Day.

When:   Sunday 14th October 2018, 9:30am – 3:00pm
Where: Harcourt Leisure Centre, 68 Bingham’s Road

Industry Stalls
Practical Open Hive Demonstrations
Hobbyist Or Beginners Corner
Mated Queen Bee Sales
Auction of Bee Goods
Extracting Honey
Specialised Machinery
Refreshments (including lunch)

Contact details in the 2018 Initial Field Day Flyer. Further program information will be provided closer to the date.