34th Annual Beekeeping Field Day - organised by the Bendigo Branch of the Victorian Apiarists’ Association Inc.
Sunday 13th October 2013
9.30am to 3.00pm
Malone’s Recreation Reserve, Marong
VicRoads Directory Map 44, D5/6
Attractions will include something for both professional and hobbyist beekeepers.
Heavy trucks, light trucks/utes and various methods of loading bee hives for transport.
Auction of Bee Materials - Now is the time to check out that shed and find the things you have no further use for. Bring them along and make a profit.
Open Bee Hive Demonstrations - Bring your own protective gear as required – Overalls/hat/veil/gloves. There will be three separate stations of hives where you can ask questions, get your hands into, or simply watch – hiving a swarm, finding the queen, supplementary feeding, general bee hive husbandry.
SPECIAL FEATURE – 11am & 2pm - Josh Kennett with his disease detecting ‘Sniffer Dog’ (to be confirmed).
Hobbyist Corner - Demonstration of various pieces of equipment and explanation of their use.
Extraction of honey from honey combs (in the Hall).
DPI Disease Instruction - Apiary Officers from the Dept. Primary Industries will instruct beekeepers on recognition of various diseases and methods of treatment.
Lucky Gate Prizes. (1.00pm)
Things to Buy -
Queen Bees p.o.a. (Contact Max Maunder 03 5446 7911) Collect and pay on the day. Find Max behind the bar in the Hall.
Beekeeping Equipment Suppliers
Food and refreshments from 10am
Further Information contact: President Don McArthur 03 5449 3294, Secretary Eileen McDonald 0439 722 128