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 August 23

    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.
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    Swams

    Swarm Prevention

    August Meeting

    • Ian Brown - Swarm Prevention
    • Hive Inspections - David & Lindsay
    • Supper
    • Q&A
    • The Raffle
  • 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
    • 8th and 15th of October, 2017
    • The Briars Homestead, Mt Martha
    • Cost is $140 for Members
    • For more info Contact David or Lindsay

    NUC Box Building Course

    • 30th August, 6:30pm
    • Dingley Village Community Centre
    • Build your own HUC Box
    • Cost is $130 for Members
    • For more info Contact Jerome


    Find out more information and contact details about our upcomming courses 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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"There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance."

Henry David Thoreau

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