All Events Visits + Meetings Cancelled

Until Further Notice

Due to the on going world wide crisis of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) we will be suspending all events, visits and meeting until further notice. Effective immediately. Read More in our Blog Here

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Welcome to the Illawarra Beekeepers association incorporated. Under the patronage of the Sutherland Shire Council and a proud member of the Amateur Beekeepers Association of NSW Australia, our aim is to support and provide education and fun meetings for people interested in beekeeping and bee related activities.

After the COVID-19 crisis is over, we expect to meet monthly (except public holidays) on the second Thursday evening at 7.00pm and on the last Sunday morning at 10.00am at our bee garden and museum facility in Sutherland. You would be most welcome to attend a club meeting or do some work with some beehives on a field day.

Latest Posts

Our latest news posts published on our website. 


Beekeeping during COVID-19: Advice from the DPi

Given how many beekeepers are probably asking "can I travel to inspect my bees", we thought it would be a good idea to publish this. The following information was taken from a recent newsletter distributed by the DPi. 

Beginners Beekeeping Courses

We regularly run beekeeping courses for beginners. The course is run on one day from 8:30am – 4:00pm at the Bee Garden, Sutherland. We supply Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea for $299. All our courses are based on the current Units of Competency as outlined by and reference material is based on the Agskills publication.


Upcoming Events

A summary of our upcoming events are listed below. Too see all our upcoming events that have been announced, please visit our events page here. 

Queen Rearing Night Meet

10 September @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Bi-Monthly Mead Appreciation Meeting

17 September @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Spring Management Field Day

27 September @ 10:00 am-1:00 pm

AFB Month Night Meet

8 October @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

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