Becoming a Member
Becoming a member of the Illawarra Beekeepers provides you with many benefits including:
We have many members in our club with decades of experience willing to share it with fellow members. As a member, you will benefit from the knowledge of fellow members through presentations at our regular monthly meeting, practical hands-on experience on monthly field days in our apiary along with the opportunity to attend regular beginners and advanced beekeeping courses held through the year. both in general discussion and in supportive, practical experience when inspection the club’s beehives, and take part in activities such as extracting honey, re-queening and inspecting a hive.
Support and Encouragement
Support and encouragement from fellow enthusiastic and knowledgeable beekeepers is an excellent way to gain beekeeping skills to assist you in your hobby.
Members can borrow club equipment (e.g. extractors, comb knife) to enable you to extract your honey without the need to purchase these items.
The club has a number of beekeeping related books in our library that can be borrowed by members.
Low cost personal beekeeping insurance can be obtained.
Queens and Nucleus Hives
Our club offers members a chance to order queens from tried and tested breeders.