Bee Keeping Courses for Beginners and Advanced

The best way to start beekeeping is by attending a course before you buy a Hive and get your own Bees

Membership

Membership to Southside Beekeeping Club has many advantages, read more here.

Courses

We run regular Beekeeping Courses and Nuc box building courses.

Help

We have a huge library of resources and documents to download.

  • Next Meeting: Wednesday January 24th
    Annual Honey Harvest

    We are inviting all our members to bring in samples of honey from their own personal hives. We will have a select number of senior members and guests tasting and evaluating the entries. Prizes given to the entry(s) deemed the best. If you do not have honey, Why not bake or make something from honey and we will judge it accordingly.

    After our supper we invite all members and guests to introduce themselves to other members in their local area. It is a great opporunity to find our who may be just around the corner to give advice, to share experiences with and maybe catch up outside from the club with your beekeeping hobby.


    • Annual Honey Harvest Competition
    • Supper
    • Round Table Discussion Groups
    • The Raffle

    We meet at Leawarra House, also known as the Elderly Citizens Club Rooms at 200 Beach Street Frankston.
    Setting up the hall from 6.30pm, all help is greatfully accepted. New Member Registrations begin from 7:00pm.
    Our meetings start at 7:30pm sharp.
    Visitors and Guests are most welcome, $5 entry fee applies to non-members. Supper included.
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  • We run a number of beekeeping related courses through out the year, you need to be a signed up member to attend any of the clubs courses, but everyone is welcome!

    Interactive Beekeeping Course

    • Two Day Beekeeping Course
    • New Course dates TBA
    • The Briars Homestead, Mt Martha

    Nuc Box Building Course

    • Wednesday 21, February 2018
    • Dingley Village Community Centre
    • Cost is $130 for Members
    • For more info Contact Jerome Nehrybecki
    • For more information Click Here
  • We meet on the Fourth Wednesday of the month (except December), setting up the hall from 6.30pm, all help is gratefully accepted. New Member Registrations begin from 7:00pm. Our meetings start at 7:30pm sharp. We meet at Leawarra House, also known as the Elderly Citizens Club Rooms at 200 Beach Street Frankston.

    Each month at our Club meeting, we have two speakers covering many different subjects. We have a segment called "What's happening in your hives now" so that members know what their bees will be doing in the month ahead. Each meeting Korina McClelland makes up an amazing supper. The Club Library is open with books, magazines and DVD available. Q&A sessions. Our monthly raffle with plenty of bee keeping prizes on offer.

    Leawarra House (Frankston Elderly Citizens Club)
    200 Beach Street, Frankston. Vic.
    Melway 102 H3
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    Phone: 0413-104-191
    (There is more parking opposite next to the supermarket if the Hall carpark is full.)

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“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”

Albert Einstein

Become a Member

Membership of Southside Beekeepers Club

The Membership year starts on the 1st of August and expires on 31st of July the following year. A once-off $10 joining applies to new members.

Members are able to attend monthly meetings, access to borrow resources from the club library, hire of club equipement and access to club courses and events.

For more information

Types of Membership

Single: For individuals wishing to join the Southside Beekeepers Club
Family: For 2 Adults and any children under 15 years of age wishing to join the Southside Beekeepers Club

How to Join

To join you need to complete the Online Membership Form