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Illawarra Beekeepers Association Inc.

Your Beekeeping Club in Sutherland

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.

Generally, we 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.

Upcoming Events

Field Day

28 April @ 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Open Day 2019

4 May @ 8:00 am-5:00 pm

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.


Available Now

We often have beekeeping courses, workshops, and special events. Visit our online store to reserve your spot. 


Latest Posts

Our latest news posts published on our website. 

  • Catching Small Hive Beetle How to prepare and deploy lantern traps
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Catching Small Hive Beetle: How to prepare and deploy lantern traps

A Queensland-based research team led by Dr. Diana Leemon has completed a three-year research project as part of the AgriFutures™ Honey Bee and Pollination Program, investigating the development of an external attractant trap for SHB in an attempt to reduce numbers affecting hives.

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