About emmanuel

Emmanuel has been beekeeping since 2013 and is an active member of the Illawarra Branch of the ABA. He has his own backyard apiary in Sydney's inner west, collects swarms, runs a small hobby website that sells honey and bee products called Save Our Bees and helps with the IT related tasks of our branch.
just looking after things here for a bit

Swarm Collectors 2017: Register Now

Swarm Collectors: Register Now! A request from our Secretary and swarm collections coordinator, Geoff Henning. Members requiring swarms must register details of your requirements confirmation of your DPI Registration You may do this by emailing Geoff by our contact us page, or you may call Geoff on 0466 976 520 It should also be noted, you MUST read, understand and

Swarm Collectors 2017: Register Now 2017-07-12T15:40:57+00:00

Sale of Artworks

Sale of Artworks A Special Event that is not related to beekeeping, however, our Secretary Geoff Henning (who has no financial interest in this event) has asked that as a special favour to his now deceased friend of many decades, a fellow art student  and  professional artist his family wish to sell many of his works and that

Sale of Artworks 2017-07-12T15:29:41+00:00

Field Day for June 2017

Field Day 25 June 2017: Honey Extraction Our Field Day in June 2017 featured an inspection of some hives in our apiary. We had a lot of new faces including parents and children that witnessed a working beehive close up for the first time. We even managed to extract some honey for the kids to take home. It

Field Day for June 2017 2017-07-12T13:48:55+00:00

Honeyland 2017: Report From Coordinator Bruce White

Honeyland Report 2017: Bruce White Coordinator Honeyland 2017   Honeyland is an opportunity for the NSW Apiarist Associations to promote the industry at the Sydney Royal Easter Show and for all members of beekeeping associations to volunteer together and promote beekeeping to the public Again another great year for Honeyland with only a few hiccups. Labels not

Honeyland 2017: Report From Coordinator Bruce White 2017-05-31T16:06:22+00:00

Field Day for 28 May 2017

Our Field Day for May 2017 featured an inspection of some hives in our apiary. We observed most of the hives doing well plus hive number 2 is stocked with plenty of honey that needs an extraction soon. The day turned out very well with the assistance from Ian Phillips, Clem and others on the day especially since they led

Field Day for 28 May 2017 2017-06-07T16:35:16+00:00

Power Restored: Letter of thanks from Our Secretary Geoff Henning to Council

Power Restored at our Bee Club Recently, major upgrades were carried out to power in our facility and the surrounding area including Waratah Park. During this time, we were without electricity whilst the work was carried out. What follows is a letter of thanks from our Club Secretary, Geoff Henning to Sutherland Shire Council for assisting us during this

Power Restored: Letter of thanks from Our Secretary Geoff Henning to Council 2017-05-09T11:47:17+00:00

Illawarra Beekeepers Open Day 2017 – Report from Penny

Open Day 22nd April 2017: A Message from Penny Downy Illawarra Beekeepers Open Day combined with the Heritage Festival this year, the vintage bus ride was a fun way to get around Sutherland and take part in the other exhibits. The day started out looking like it may rain, however, a few marquees erected, which gave the club

Illawarra Beekeepers Open Day 2017 – Report from Penny 2017-05-31T14:55:56+00:00

Illawarra Beekeepers Open Day 2017

Open Day 22nd April 2017 In conjunction with the Heritage Festival, 2017 our club opened its’ doors to the wider community with an open day. Visitors from the Sutherland Shire, near and far came to our Bee Gardens at Sutherland to see the bees and join in the fun. We had many families including children, mums and dads throw on

Illawarra Beekeepers Open Day 2017 2017-05-09T10:13:58+00:00

Bobs’ Legacy and his Observation Hive

Observation Hive: The Restoration For those of us lucky enough to have known Bob Perkins, we know that Bob was a brilliant man. Not only as a beekeeper that crafted his many tools and equipment, he was also a creative thinker. Two of our members, Ian Phillips and Bruce White, collected a huge amount of gear from the home

Bobs’ Legacy and his Observation Hive 2017-03-10T17:13:48+00:00

Queen Grafting with Bruce White: 18th & 19th Feb 2017

Queen Grafting Workshop On the weekend of 18th and 19th February 2017 the Illawarra Branch of the ABA, in conjunction with the Sydney branch of the NSW Apiarists Association, hosted a 2-day workshop. The event was led by Bruce White, OAM (Retired Technical Specialist Apiculture NSW Department of Primary Industries). Participants worked with live bees and undertook the task of Queen

Queen Grafting with Bruce White: 18th & 19th Feb 2017 2017-03-01T09:40:47+00:00