EDUCATION 2016-11-15T22:03:25+00:00

Education

The Illawarra Beekeepers works in our community to educate and inform individuals and community groups.

We conduct several courses each year targeting from beginners to advanced beekeepers. These courses are always in high demand with one on one tuition and theory in our apiary.

Why Keep Bees

Bees are under threat worldwide and Australia as an island is currently protected from many of the issues affecting bees world wide.

More Info

Learn Beekeeping

Do you want to get away from mass produced supermarket honey and learn how you can harvest honey from your backyard? One hive will produce more honey than you will need for the year so you will find you can either give away or sell the rest. Like most things there is a right and wrong way to keep bees.

More Info

Course Bookings

We hold at least 4 courses beekeeping per year. To find out what courses are available, select the more info button below. Remember spots are very limited and they sell out fast so book ASAP to avoid disappointment!

More Info

Latest Community Activity

View All The Latest News

Our members include beekeepers with years of experience  willing to share their knowledge of tried and true methods in beekeeping.

ABOUT US

We hold 2 meetings for most months of the year. This gives our members the opportunity to learn from other beekeepers, ask questions, participate in workshops and receive all the support needed to get you on the right track in beekeeping.

Learn More

As a beekeeper, one of the many benefits in joining the a branch of the ABA is insurance cover and protection. The insurance offered to ABA members is not compulsory but highly recommended and covers a great deal and may be difficult to get without the strength of the ABA as a collective

Learn More

on average our 400 gram jar of honey needs 1050 honey bees to travel close to 180,000 kilometres visiting over 4.1 million flowers!

another fact about bees and honey

the average bee works it’s whole life to make
just half a teaspoon of honey

another fact about bees and honey

Australia is the only continent free of the
parasitic verroa mite

another fact about bees and honey

Contact Us

If you have feedback or would like to find out more about our association, why not contact us with your questions and we will get back to you soon.