Our Facilities2018-12-12T14:57:21+00:00

What You Can Expect From Us

Our facility in Sutherland has evolved over many decades. Our members often met at an informal location before the apiary and bee garden was opened in 1981. In 1988 the Sutherland Bee Museum and Information Centre was built and this is still the building where we meet and share information. When you visit our facility in Sutherland, you will enjoy many different aspects of our association including the following list.

Apiary

Our members and guests enjoy a hands-on experience with bees in hives. Full protective gear including beekeepers suits for adults and children, gloves and veils are all available for loan when visiting our apiary.

Club House

Our hexagonal clubhouse seats up to 95 people and features an audiovisual system with a large screen projector, tea coffee and catering equipment, beekeeping memorabilia, and disabled restrooms.

Honey House

Renovated in 2018, our specially designed honey house is fitted with honey extraction and processing equipment and is available to our members.

Beekeepers Shop

Items for sale in our shop include beekeeping clothing, tools, wax sheets, books and local raw honey. EFTPOS facilities are available for your convenience.

Honey Bees & Native Bees

Along with our honey bee hives, we also house several native bee hives and shelters for both social and solitary bee species. Our beehives include traditional Langstroth hives, flow hives, top bar hives and an observation beehive with easy access glass walls.

Bee Garden

Our garden includes native trees and flowering plants all designed to supply foraging bees plenty of nectar and pollen.

Beekeepers Library

We have a vast selection of beekeeping books, journals, and DVD’s available on loan to our members.

Support

Our members are encouraged to share information and skills with others. So if you attend our meetings, you are likely to learn from others and share in the beekeeping world.

Upcoming Events

Day 1: Queen Rearing 2 day Workshop

9 March, 2019 @ 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Day 2: Queen Rearing 2 day Workshop

10 March, 2019 @ 8:30 am-4:30 pm

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A Beehive Inspection Checklist

27 January, 2019 @ 10:00 am-1:00 pm

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Bi-Monthly Mead Beginners Group Meeting with Matt

17 January, 2019 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

If the bee population suddenly died out, humans would have only 4 years to live.

Albert Eintstein

The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.

Jacques Yves Cousteau

Tart words make no friends; a spoonful or honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.

Benjamin Franklin
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