Interested in BEEKEEPING? Want to learn more? Bendigo VAA Field Day 12th October

Interested in BEEKEEPING?   Want to learn more?
Please Keep This Date Free – Sunday 12th October 2014.
Bendigo Branch of Victorian Apiarists’ Association Inc.
35th Annual Beekeeping Field Day
Please note new venue
Bendigo Schools Trade Training Centre
Trotting Terrace, Junortoun.
Vicroads Country Directory Map 608 ref. J8
9.30am to 3.00pm
THEME: “Bee Recovery After Two Poor Seasons“.

Attractions will include something for both professional and hobbyist beekeepers.

Open Bee Hive Demonstrations.  

Bring your own protective gear as required – Overalls/hat/veil/gloves.
There will be three separate stations of hives where you can ask questions, get your hands into, or simply watch – hiving a swarm, finding the queen, supplementary feeding, general bee hive husbandry.
Plus Top-Bar bee hives demonstration.

Hobbyist Corner

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 to Buy

Queen Bees p.o.a. (Contact Max Maunder ( 03 5446 7911)
Collect and pay on the day.  
Beekeeping Equipment Suppliers for Beekeeping gear.
Food and refreshments from 10am

DPI Disease Instruction

Apiary Officers from the Dept. Primary Industries will instruct beekeepers on recognition of various diseases and methods of treatment.

Gate entry $5. p.p.   Lucky Gate Prizes. (1.00pm)

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, follow past 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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