ALL EVENTS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
A Note From Neal Robinson
(Club Vice President)
I hope everyone is well considering the current world situation.
In response to the COVID-19 Crisis, Illawarra Beekeepers will suspend ALL activities until further notice, effective immediately. The decision has not been taken lightly with lengthy discussions within the committee taking into account the government’s recommendations and laws.
Please monitor our website for more details as the situation develops.
We will continue to stay in touch with regular newsletters and updates in our website blog here
So the short story is, NO Meetings NO Field Days and NO visits, effective immediately.
We Are Here For You
On a nicer note, Illawarra Beekeepers has been running for 60 plus years with many current members that have been around for most of it. We have developed a camaraderie and fondness for each other. A few members want me to advise that if any member needs help in any way NOT just Bee Related, please ask. Many members will run the odd errand or drop some supplies so please ask.
For New Beekeepers if we can answer questions that you now can’t ask at the club. Please just send me an email. If I can’t answer it, I will find someone who can.
The next Field Day was to be Sugar Shake Day. And because of this check out the video on YouTube from DPI below
Hope everyone keeps well and if we can be of any help, please contact me or your committee via our contact page here
(Vice President Illawarra Beekeepers)
Please Remember ALL EVENTS CANCELLED (until further Notice)
Open Day 2020 Cancelled
Please note the Open Day scheduled for 4th May 2020 is now cancelled. We may reschedule this to the later part of the year however the Open Day is cancelled until we get a clearer picture from the government. Keep an eye out for more info on our website blog and our social media pages (see the links at the bottom of this newsletter) for up to date info.
Visit Our Website for More News
Our Events for 2020 have now been temporarily cancelled until further notice. This crisis is not permanent and we will resume with meetings, events and visits as soon as it’s possible. You can see a list of events here
And remember our website is updated regularly to keep you informed on all the news and events happening at our club. Visit our website to find out all the info on upcoming events for the year and loads of more free information.
Your Safety is our Priority
The Illawarra Beekeepers Assoc. Inc. is committed to your safety when visiting our apiary and bee facility. This includes wearing appropriate clothing, long pants & closed-toed shoes a must when inspecting hives. Therefore you must acknowledge and agree to the our terms and conditions found here at https://illawarrabeekeepers.org.au/beesafe/
Our names are Lily and Bruno. We seem to have a beehive in our roof area. We can’t see the hive but there is a constant swarm of bees around/in front of it. It’s no bother yet but we are just wondering if this could develop into a problem sometime down the track.
We live in Grays Point NSW. Please give us some feedback.
Hi Bruno thanks for your email. But for future reference, you are best served to contact us via email for hive rescue rather than in a reply here. I have passed your email on to our swarm team leader, Geoff. He or someone else will be in touch with you soon to assist.
I have a large yard and wondering if someone would like to use part of it to keep bees?