We Are Closed (until further notice)

In response to the COVID-19 Crisis, Illawarra Beekeepers will suspend ALL activities until further notice, effective immediately. Read more here.


Are you part of a community group that needs a beekeeper to speak or give a live demonstration on apiculture? The Illawarra Beekeepers have a permanent apiary and beekeepers museum located in Sutherland open to visits from our community and abroad. Over the past many years, we have hosted visits from many local and international groups. If you are part of a group that would like to visit our apiary and museum, you can contact us with details on your requirements. However we are currently CLOSED in line with local laws. Visit this page or our blog again soon to see updates.


Make a Difference

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

Bees pollinate plants and without plants we wouldn’t have food. The whole of life on earth relies on bees. By becoming a bee keeper you are helping the local population of bees to be mainitained in a managed way that will help ensure the bees survive should some of these global issues arrive on our shores.

Keeping Bees is a truly fascinating hobby for all ages that can easily be practiced no matter how small your house block is, we have members with bees in sydney city terrace blocks only 3.5 meters wide. If you have a vegetable garden it will greatly benefit from the extra pollination from your own hive and you also get the benefit of making your own raw honey…its yum fresh produce.

Upcoming Events


Bi-Monthly Mead Appreciation Meeting

16 July @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm


Swarm Prevention Field Day

26 July @ 10:00 am-1:00 pm


Beeswax and Candle Making Night Meet

13 August @ 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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