Please Keep This Date Free – Sunday 11th October 2015
Bendigo Branch of Victorian Apiarists’ Association Inc.
36th Annual Beekeeping Field Day

Please note our new venue
HARCOURT LEISURE CENTRE,
25 BINGHAMS ROAD,
HARCOURT 3453

9.30am to 3.00pm
Theme: ‘An Age-Old Craft in the New Age”.
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.
Please be aware
BEES DO NOT LIKE THE SMELLS OF PERFUME/AFTERSHAVE/HAIR SPRAY/STRONG SMELLING LINIMENTS ETC. OR BLACK/DARK/FLEECY CLOTHING.
> 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

> Rules & Regulations for selling honey at markets

> 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.

> DPI Disease Instruction
Apiary Officers from Dept. Primary Industries will instruct beekeepers on recognition of various diseases and methods of treatment.

> Childrens play equipment Face painting

> Things to Buy –
– Queen Bees p.o.a. Contact Max Mauder (03 5446 7911) Collect and pay on the day
– Beekeeping Equipment Supplies for Beekeeping gear.
– Honey Bees Wax Candles
– Food and refreshments from 10am

> Gate entry $10. p.p. Concessions $5. Children free
> Lucky Gate Prizes (1.00pm)

> Further Information contact: Secretary Eileen McDonald
0439 722 128
Bill Shay 5449 6680