Member profile – from those in attendance

5 - have no bees
10 - first season
6 - two – three years
4 - more than three years

What should the club be doing?

  • Sharing good practice and general knowledge
  • Problem solving
  • Buy, swap, sell equipment – what is safe to get 2nd hand, pitfalls, necessities
  • Practical small group workshop days – extraction, setting up/making frames, wasp trap making, etc
  • Mentoring in small groups or individually between new and experienced members
  • Social and sharing activities
    - Excursions – perhaps to local members who have several hives and lots of experience?
    - Events – Stringybark Festival October 17th and 18th , Community Space at Knox for World honey bee day August 15th
  • Sale of honey – requirements, safety, extraction conditions, registration, labelling, etc
  • August meeting – setting up, swarms, honey competition, possibly guest speaker re plants
  • September meeting – requirements for selling honey, more on setting up
  • October – pests and making wasp traps
  • November – meeting plus a Saturday local excursion to members hives?
  • Beginners workshop in mid August for new members wishing to set up hives this season
  • Purchase additional extraction kit equipment for club use – knife, capping tray, etc
  • Try and source new tins and wire for wasp trap workshops – Leanne to follow up
  • Leanne to contact Knox and Yarra Ranges Councils to let them know to contact CCH re swarms in local properties.

Information for members

www.coonarabeekeepingclub.org.au

www.facebook.com/groups/443769289111519 or search for CoonaraBeekeepingClub in Facebook and apply to join our closed group