Sharing The World of Beekeeping

Our mission is to support and provide education and fun meetings for people interested in beekeeping and related activities .

Meetings are held on the second Thursday evening of each month at 7.00pm and on the last Sunday of each month 10am at the Bee gardens at Sutherland. Visitors most welcome to attend a club meeting.

The club has wonderful facilities including a meeting room, shop, honey extraction room and apiary site. We provide lectures for school groups and others about bees and beekeeping.

We are the Illawarra branch of the Amateur Beekeepers Australia and welcome members and friends.

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. We offer 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.

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 hire club equipment to enable you to extract your honey without the need to purchase these items.


The club has an extensive library of beekeeping related books that can be borrowed by members.


Low cost personal beekeeping insurance can be obtained.