Western Australian Apiarists' Society

 

Welcome

The Western Australian Apiarists’ Society (WAAS) is an incorporated not for profit association whose members are beekeepers and people simply interested in bees.  Some members are professional or ex-professional beekeepers, but most have a small number of hives and could be best described as hobbyists.

WAAS was founded in 1953; it is the second oldest beekeeping association in Australia, and with over 1000 members is one of, if not the largest in Australia. WAAS is managed by an elected committee of members and relies on volunteers for most of its activities.

WAAS has Chapters operating in regional Western Australia, covering the Greater Bunbury region, and the Margaret River region. Link to our Chapters page for more information and contact details for these groups.

We also have Bee Buddy groups all over the Perth metropolitan area and in a growing number of country towns. Check out upcoming meetings and other events on the calendar below.

For more information, please contact us.

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If you would like to join our organisation please click on the link below. 

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What's on at WAAS..

There is a lot happening at WAAS! Training, meetings, bee buddy groups...have a browse through our events calendar below...


Upcoming events

    • 18 Mar 2021
    • 16 Dec 2021
    • 10 sessions
    • virtual meeting

     Monthly Committee Meeting 

    of WA Apiarists' Society

    Third Thursday of each month

    6:30- 9:00pm


    our Committee Meetings are generally held via zoom

    If you would like to bring items to the attention of the committee for discussion please send an email to secretary@waas.org.au 

      • 21 Oct 2021
      • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Red Roof Bar & Grill/Chequers Hotel 2543 Great Northern Highway, Bullsbrook
      Register

      Bullsbrook & Surrounds Bee Buddy Social Event


      Thursday, 21 October 2021

      6:00 p.m. to 8:30pm due to new dinner sitting times


      If you live in the Bullsbrook or surrounding areas, join us for a casual social evening at the:

      Red Roof Bar & Grill/Chequers Hotel
      2543 Great Northern
       Highway, Bullsbrook

      Get to know some of your fellow members of WAAS 
      who live in the Bullsbrook and surrounding areas.  

      We meet the 3rd Thursday of the month.

      We will have the big function room with space for us to move around the table more.

      Come along for a drink or have some dinner
       and enjoy getting to know others
      who share your passion for beekeeping!

      To give an indication of how many we can expect,
      please register for this event.

      Any Queries? Contact the Facilitator

      Please RSVP to Ronnie Rowe - ronnie.rowe07@gmail.com 0414 475 823

      Looking forward to seeing you there!   

      **This is a Free Event **

      **Everyone pays for their own drinks and food**

      Western Australian Apiarists’ Society (Inc) 1953


      • 26 Oct 2021
      • 6:30 PM
      • Elizabethan Village Pub, 25 Canns Rd, Bedfordale
      Register


      Armadale and Surrounds

      Bee Buddy Social Evening 

      Tuesday, 26 October 2021
      6:30 p.m. onwards
      If you live in the Armadale area and surrounds, 

      Join us for a casual social evening at the: 

      Elizabethan Village Pub

      25 Canns Road

      Bedfordale


      Get to know some of your fellow members of WAAS 
      who live in your area

      Look for our WAAS Table Banner on the night.

      Enjoy getting to know others
      who share your passion for beekeeping!

      Looking forward to seeing you there!!!

      **Everyone pays for their own drinks and food**

      **Last orders for meals taken at 8:30pm**

      Facilitators: Sue and Graham Whitworth

      Please RSVP by email to gandswhitworth@bigpond.com

      or text Sue on 0409 903 032 or Graham on 0419 903 095

      Western Australian Apiarists’ Society (Inc) 1953


      • 30 Oct 2021
      • 7:50 AM - 3:00 PM
      • ECU Campus Bunbury
      • 0
      Join waitlist
      Learn all the 
      Basics of Responsible Beekeeping



      Saturday 30th October 2021
      7:50 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

      Cost is $169 per head

      Note: you need to be a current member to access this course -

      you can join online now and then register for the course.

      Topics covered during the course include... 

      OHS
      Biosecurity and bee diseases
      Beekeeping equipment
      Assembling and maintaining hives
      Buying bees and bee equipment
      Selecting hive site
      Opening and inspection of hives
      Seasonal management of hives
      You’ll also do some hands-on inspecting of a hive
      and learn how best to light your smoker.


      What you need to bring:

      Boots and clean or new bee suits for the practical part of the course.*
      If you have a smoker, bring that along too and learn how to light it properly (mark with your name please)

      Light lunch and refreshments will be provided

      You will receive a Beekeeping handbook, course notes, additional useful information and a WAAS Certificate of Completion

      Spaces are limited!

      Please be aware that due to the "hands on" nature of this course, that
      it is dependant on suitable weather on the the day andmay be subject to change.

      Register Here 

      using your Visa or MasterCard, by EFT/cheque/cash before the Course.

      Registrations will be processed strictly in order of payment

      * If you don't yet have  protective gear, please let us know and we can provide some for you on the day at a  hire fee of $10.00 cash payable on the day. 

      If you have any questions, contact us at  training@waas.org.au
        • 31 Oct 2021
        • 7:50 AM - 3:00 PM
        • Agriculture Dept classroom at Margaret River High School.
        • 0
        Join waitlist
        Learn all the 
        Basics of Responsible Beekeeping



        Sunday 31st October 2021
        7:50 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

        Cost is $169 per head


        Note: you need to be a current member to access this course – you can join online now and then register for the course.


        Topics covered during the course include:

        • Occupational health and safety
        • Biosecurity and bee diseases
        • Beekeeping equipment
        • Assembling and maintaining hives
        • Buying bees and equipment
        • Selecting a hive site
        • Opening and inspection of hives

        You will also do some hands on inspecting of a hive and learn how best to light a smoker.

        What you need to bring:

        Boots and a clean  or new bee suit for the practical part of the course.* 

        If you have a smoker bring that along too and learn how to light it properly
        (mark with your name please)

        Light lunch and refreshments will be provided

        You will receive a Beekeeping Handbook, course notes, additional useful information and a WAAS certificate of Completion.

        Spaces are limited!

        Please be aware that due to the "hands-on" nature of this course it will be dependent on suitable weather on the day and may be subject to change.

        Register Here 

        using your Visa or Mastercard, by EFT/cheque/cash before the course
        Registrations will be processed strictly in order of payment.

        * If you don't yet have  protective gear, please let us know and we can provide some for you on the day at a  hire fee of $10.00 cash payable on the day. 

        If you have any questions, contact us at training@waas.org.au

          • 04 Nov 2021
          • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
          • South Perth Community Hall, Cnr South Tce and Sandgate Street, South Perth

           Monthly Meeting 

          of WA Apiarists' Society

          in Perth

          Thursday November 4th, 2021

          South Perth Community Centre

          Cnr South Terrance and Sandgate Street, South Perth


          6:30-7:15pm 

          Light refreshments will be served from

          7:15 - 7:45

          Please bring your own cup


          7:45-9:00pm

          Guest Speakers

          ---

          The meeting and presentations will be recorded and available on YouTube.
          Follow the link below to watch:

          WAAS Youtube channel


           Please do NOT attend if you are, or have recently been even slightly unwell
          Use the hand sanitiser that will be provided by WAAS
          Please maintain social distancing.

          There is a $3 entry fee for members 

          and

          $5 Entry fee for non-members 

          Members and non-members 

          are welcome to attend all of our meetings

          South Perth Civic Centre
            • 07 Nov 2021
            • 7:50 AM - 3:00 PM
            • DPIRD Theatre, 3 Baron-Hay Court, Kensington
            • 0
            Join waitlist
            Learn all the 
            Basics of Responsible Beekeeping



            Sunday 7th November 2021
            7:50 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

            Cost is $169 per head

            Note: you need to be a current member to access this course -

            you can join online now and then register for the course.

            Topics covered during the course include... 

            OHS
            Biosecurity and bee diseases
            Beekeeping equipment
            Assembling and maintaining hives
            Buying bees and bee equipment
            Selecting hive site
            Opening and inspection of hives
            Seasonal management of hives
            You’ll also do some hands-on inspecting of a hive
            and learn how best to light your smoker.


            What you need to bring:

            Boots and clean or new bee suits for the practical part of the course.*
            If you have a smoker, bring that along too and learn how to light it properly (mark with your name please)

            Light lunch and refreshments will be provided

            You will receive a Beekeeping handbook, course notes, additional useful information and a WAAS Certificate of Completion

            Spaces are limited!

            Please be aware that due to the "hands on" nature of this course, that
            it is dependant on suitable weather on the the day andmay be subject to change.

            Register Here

            using your Visa or MasterCard, by EFT/cheque/cash before the Course.

            Registrations will be processed strictly in order of payment

            * If you don't yet have  protective gear, please let us know and we can provide some for you on the day at a  hire fee of $10.00 cash payable on the day. 

            If you have any questions, contact us at  training@waas.org.au
              • 08 Nov 2021
              • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
              • The Esplanade Hotel, 30/38 Marine Tce, Busselton
              Register


              Busselton Bee Buddy Social Event



              Monday, 8 November 2021

              7:00 pm to 9pm

              If you live in the  Busselton area, join us for a meeting of the Busselton Bee Buddy Group.  Its a casual social evening at the:

              The Esplanade Hotel

              30/38 Marine Tce,  Busselton

              Look for the WAAS table banner

              Get to know some of your fellow members of WAAS 
              who live in the Busselton area. 

              Come along for dinner or a chat and enjoy getting to know others
              who share your passion for beekeeping!

              To give an indication of how many we can expect,
              please register for this event.

              Any Queries? Contact the Facilitator

              Dianne Abbott on 0429 694 282

              Looking forward to seeing you there!   

              **Members must pay for their drinks and food**

              Western Australian Apiarists’ Society (Inc) 1953


              • 08 Nov 2021
              • 7:00 PM
              • Hillarys Yacht Club, 65 Northside Drive Hillarys WA 6923
              Register

              Joondalup & Surrounds Bee Buddy Social Evening 

              7:00 p.m. on Monday 8 November 2021

              If you live in the Joondalup area or surrounds

              Join us for a casual social evening at the:

              Board Room at Hillarys Yacht Club, 65 Northside Drive Hillarys WA 6923

              There is ample parking inside the gates (if they are open) or opposite the gates if they are closed. There is a pedestrian gate just west of the car-access gates. This should be open, but any problems with access call Paul on 0410542989.

              Get to know some of your fellow members of WAAS 
              who live in your area

              Look for our WAAS Table Banner on the night.

              Looking forward to seeing you there!!!

              **Everyone pays for their own drinks and food**

              Food and drinks can be ordered at the bar

              https://hillarysyachtclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Marina-Menu-October-2020.pdf

              Facilitator: Paul Davey on 0410 542 989

              We meet regularly on the 2nd Monday of the month

              Western Australian Apiarists’ Society (Inc) 1953



              • 09 Nov 2021
              • 6:30 PM
              • The Verandah Room at the Parkerville Tavern 6 Owen Rd, Parkerville
              Register

              Hills and Surrounds Bee Buddy Social Evening 

              For members to share their knowledge, experience and issues of beekeeping.

              Tuesday, 9 November 2021

              (2nd Tuesday of the month)

              6:30 p.m. onwards

              Venue: The Verandah Room at the Parkerville Tavern

              6 Owen Rd, Parkerville

              Get to know some of your fellow members of WAAS 
              who live in your area

              Look for our WAAS Table Banner on the night.

              Enjoy getting to know others
              who share your passion for beekeeping!

              Looking forward to seeing you there!!!

              **Everyone pays for their own drinks and food**

              **Last orders for meals taken at 8:30pm**

              Facilitator: Colin Broun

              Please RSVP by email to cjbrounpl@wesnet.com.au

              or leave a message on 0427 988 855

              Western Australian Apiarists’ Society (Inc) 1953


              • 10 Nov 2021
              • 6:30 PM
              • Pelicans on the Murray Cafe, South Yunderup
              Register


              Peel Area and Surrounds

              Bee Buddy Social Event

              Wednesday, 10 November 2021

              We meet the 2nd Wednesday every month at
              6:30 p.m.  at Pelicans on the Murray Cafe, South Yunderup

              The venue has cafe style food and is licensed

              Get to know some of your fellow members of WAAS who live near you.

              To give an indication of how many we can expect,
              please register for this event.


              Look forward to seeing you there!!!

              **This is a Free Event **

              **Everyone pays for their own drinks and food**

              Your coordinator: Rob Garratt  0450 288 221

              Western Australian Apiarists’ Society (Inc) 1953


              • 11 Nov 2021
              • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
              • Agriculture Classroom, Margaret River Senior High School, entrance off Boodjidup Road

               Monthly Meeting

              of WA Apiarists' Society

              Margaret River Region Chapter


              Thursday, 11 November 2021

              6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

              Main  Meeting

              _____________________________

              There is a $5 entry fee

              Refreshments provided

              Please bring your own cup




                • 13 Nov 2021
                • 7:50 AM - 12:00 PM
                • ECU Campus Bunbury
                • 20
                Register
                Learn the 
                Basics of Flow Hive Beekeeping



                Saturday 13th November 2021
                7:50 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

                Cost is $85 per head

                Note: you need to be a current member to access this course -

                you can join online now and then register for the course.

                Topics covered during the course include... 

                Purpose of Beekeeping Safety Awareness Flow Hive Assembly Flow Hive Setup Flow Hive TipsYou’ll also do a hands-on inspection of a Flow Hive

                Please note that this course covers only the set up and operation of the Flow Hive, and does NOT  cover the basic beekeeping husbandry which is taught in the Introductory Course.
                More information about this course which will be run in Bunbury on
                30th October 2021 can be found here.

                What you need to bring:

                Boots and clean or new bee suits for the practical part of the course.*
                Light refreshments will be provided

                You will receive course notes, additional useful information and a WAAS Certificate of Completion

                Spaces are limited!

                Please be aware that due to the "hands on" nature of this course, that
                it is dependant on suitable weather on the the day andmay be subject to change.

                Register Here 

                using your Visa / MasterCard or by EFT before the Course.

                Registrations will be processed strictly in order of payment

                If you have any questions, contact us at  training@waas.org.au

                  • 14 Nov 2021
                  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
                  • DPIRD Theatre, 3 Baron-Hay Court, Kensington
                  • 1
                  Register
                  Responsible Beekeeping 201Sunday 14th November 20218.00 AM – 3:00 PM

                  Cost is $98 per head

                  The target audience of this course is beekeepers
                  who have been beekeeping for 2 or more years.

                  The aim is to assist to prepare you for the challenges you will face in the early years of beekeeping.  It is assumed that you will have attended a beginnerbeekeeper course with WAAS or another organisation.

                  The subjects covered in the course include:

                  Poor Performing Queens Dealing with Angry Bees Splitting Hives & Creating Nucs And will include a Practical Session in the Apiary Morning tea & Light Lunch will be provided

                  Bring:

                   Boots and clean or new bee suits for the practical part of the course.

                  REGISTER HERE

                  using your Visa / MasterCard or by EFT before the Course.

                  Spaces are limited

                  Please be aware that due to the "hands on" nature of this course, that
                  it is dependant on suitable weather on the the day and the date may be subject to change.


                  If you have any questions, contact us at training@waas.org.au

                    • 14 Nov 2021
                    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
                    • 3 Lamb Ave, Bentley
                    Register

                    Inner South Eastern Suburbs

                    Bee Buddy Social Event 

                    Ngoongar Six Seasons
                    Kambarang (October-November) Sunday 14 November 2021, 2-4pm

                    Venue: Stephen and Jenny Boylen's home, 3 Lamb Ave, Bentley

                    Please come along for an informal meet-up and bring-a-plate for afternoon tea. Tea, coffee and soft drinks provided.

                    Bring along your questions and tell us about things that you have noticed in your hives


                    Please RSVP to Jenny Boylen 0414 517 074 or email sjboylen@live.com.au 

                    Western Australian Apiarists’ Society (Inc) 

                      • 15 Nov 2021
                      • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
                      • Matti Furphy Cottage, Allen Park Heritage Centre, Kirkwood St, Swanbourne
                      Register

                      Claremont and Surrounds Bee Buddy Social Event

                      Monday 15 November 2021

                      6:30pm - 8pm

                      If you live in the  Claremont area  and surrounds, join us for a casual social evening at the:

                      Matti Furphy Cottage in the Allen Park Heritage Centre in Swanbourne.   Situated on Kirkwood St.  at the northern end of the Allen Park oval. - https://www.fawwa.org/

                      Look for the WAAS table banner

                      Get to know some of your fellow members of WAAS 
                      who live in the Claremont and surrounds area. 

                      $5 entry fee (to pay for the venue hire)

                      Please bring along drinks and nibbles to share

                      To give an indication of how many we can expect,
                      please register for this event.

                      Any Queries? Contact the Facilitators

                      Jessica Brunner on 0419 116 432 or Don Mazzucchelli on 0411 423 350

                      Looking forward to seeing you there!   


                      • 17 Nov 2021
                      • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
                      • Ken Jackman Hall 1 South, Darius Wells Library & Resource Centre, Cnr Chisham Ave & Robbos Way, Kwinana
                      Register

                      Rockingham, Kwinana & Surrounds

                      Bee Buddy Social Evening 

                      Wednesday, 17 November 2021
                      6:00 pm to 8:30pm

                      We meet the 3rd Wednesday every month

                      If you live in Rockingham, Kwinana or Surrounds, join us for a casual social evening at the: 

                      Ken Jackman Hall 1 South
                      Darius Wells Library & Resource Centre
                      Cnr. Chisham Ave & Robbos Way
                      Kwinana Town Centre


                      Get to know some of your fellow members of WAAS 
                      who live in your area

                      Look for our WAAS Banner on the night.

                      Enjoy getting to know others
                      who share your passion for beekeeping!

                      Looking forward to seeing you there!!!

                      **$5 entry fee to cover venue hire**

                      Facilitator: Soren Houlberg 0432 265 922

                      Western Australian Apiarists’ Society (Inc) 1953

                      • 17 Nov 2021
                      • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
                      • Edith Cowan University, South West Building 6, Robertson Drive Entrance

                      Monthly Meeting  

                      of WAAS Great Bunbury Region Chapter


                      Wednesday, 17 November 2021

                      6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

                      Edith Cowan University,
                      South West Building 6,
                      Robertson Drive Entrance


                      Speaker TBA

                      General Discussion / Q & A

                      ***************************************

                      R.S.V.P.  Chapter Facilitator Debbie Teale

                      0419959181 or bunbury@waas.org.au

                      Beekeepers of all ages and levels welcome!

                      Cost : $5 per person

                      Please bring your own cup



                      • 17 Nov 2021
                      • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
                      • Training/Workshop space at Palms Community Business Centre, Corner of Nicholson and Rokeby Rds, Subiaco, 6008
                      Register

                      Inner West Perth and Surrounds Bee Buddy Group

                      Wednesday, 17 November 2021

                      (Meet 3rd Wednesday each month except July and December)

                      Time: 7pm - 8:30pm 

                      Venue: Training/Workshop space at Palms Community Business Cenre, Corner of Nicholson and Rokeby Rds, Subiaco, 6008

                      **There is a $2 charge to cover venue hire and tea/coffee**

                      **BYO cup (or buy a WAAS Keepcup!)

                      Please join our Facebook page for detail of speakers and to share local knowledge 

                      https://www.facebook.com/groups/innerwestwaas

                      Get to know some of your fellow members of WAAS who live near you.

                      To give an indication of how many we can expect,
                      please register for this event.



                      Look forward to seeing you there!!!



                      Your coordinators: 

                      Andrea McKenna  ph. 0437 036 068  email: andrealmckenna@gmail.com

                      Elizabeth Karol  ph. 0448 797 539   email:  elizabethkarol48@gmail.com


                      Western Australian Apiarists’ Society (Inc) 1953


                      • 18 Nov 2021
                      • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
                      • Red Roof Bar & Grill/Chequers Hotel 2543 Great Northern Highway, Bullsbrook
                      Register

                      Bullsbrook & Surrounds Bee Buddy Social Event


                      Thursday, 18 November 2021

                      6:00 p.m. to 8:30pm due to new dinner sitting times


                      If you live in the Bullsbrook or surrounding areas, join us for a casual social evening at the:

                      Red Roof Bar & Grill/Chequers Hotel
                      2543 Great Northern
                       Highway, Bullsbrook

                      Get to know some of your fellow members of WAAS 
                      who live in the Bullsbrook and surrounding areas.  

                      We meet the 3rd Thursday of the month.

                      We will have the big function room with space for us to move around the table more.

                      Come along for a drink or have some dinner
                       and enjoy getting to know others
                      who share your passion for beekeeping!

                      To give an indication of how many we can expect,
                      please register for this event.

                      Any Queries? Contact the Facilitator

                      Please RSVP to Ronnie Rowe - ronnie.rowe07@gmail.com 0414 475 823

                      Looking forward to seeing you there!   

                      **This is a Free Event **

                      **Everyone pays for their own drinks and food**

                      Western Australian Apiarists’ Society (Inc) 1953


                      • 23 Nov 2021
                      • 6:30 PM
                      • Elizabethan Village Pub, 25 Canns Rd, Bedfordale
                      Register


                      Armadale and Surrounds

                      Bee Buddy Social Evening 

                      Tuesday, 23 November 2021
                      6:30 p.m. onwards
                      If you live in the Armadale area and surrounds, 

                      Join us for a casual social evening at the: 

                      Elizabethan Village Pub

                      25 Canns Road

                      Bedfordale


                      Get to know some of your fellow members of WAAS 
                      who live in your area

                      Look for our WAAS Table Banner on the night.

                      Enjoy getting to know others
                      who share your passion for beekeeping!

                      Looking forward to seeing you there!!!

                      **Everyone pays for their own drinks and food**

                      **Last orders for meals taken at 8:30pm**

                      Facilitators: Sue and Graham Whitworth

                      Please RSVP by email to gandswhitworth@bigpond.com

                      or text Sue on 0409 903 032 or Graham on 0419 903 095

                      Western Australian Apiarists’ Society (Inc) 1953


                      • 23 Nov 2021
                      • 7:00 PM
                      • 46 Alma Road, Mt Lawley
                      Register


                      City of Vincent and Surrounds Bee Buddy Social Event

                      7pm Tuesday 23 November 2021

                      WAAS Members in the Cities of Vincent and Perth Bee Buddy Group  are welcome to attend at Angela's home:

                       46 Alma Road, Mt Lawley

                      Get to know some of your fellow members of WAAS 
                      who live in your area

                      Enjoy getting to know others
                      who share your passion for beekeeping!

                      Looking forward to seeing you there!!!

                      The City of Vincent and Surrounds meets the 3rd Tuesday each month, light refreshments are provided

                      Facilitator: Angela Jones, 0419 813 229

                      Please RSVP via the WAAS website

                      Western Australian Apiarists’ Society (Inc) 1953


                      • 24 Nov 2021
                      • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
                      • John's place, 35 Staton Road, East Fremantle
                      Register


                      Fremantle & Surrounds Bee Buddy End of Year Social Evening 

                      Enjoy the company of others
                      who share your passion for beekeeping!

                      If you live in the Fremantle area join us at John's place for a casual social evening on

                      Wednesday, 24 November 2021

                      6:00 p.m. onwards

                      (4th Wednesday every second month)

                       John's place, 35 Staton Road, East Fremantle

                      Looking forward to seeing you there!!!

                      **The BBQ will be on, so please bring your own food to cook and accompaniments.  John will provide tea, coffee, homemade bread rolls and homemade ice-cream for dessert**

                      Facilitator: John McLoughlin on 0417 943 980

                      Western Australian Apiarists’ Society (Inc) 1953


                      • 24 Nov 2021
                      • 7:00 PM
                      • The Dome Cafe, Deep Water Point, 100 The Esplanade, Mount Pleasant 6153
                      Register

                      Melville and Surrounds 

                      Bee Buddy Group Social Event

                      Join us for a Casual Social Get-together at:

                      7pm on Wednesday 24 November 2021

                      Venue: The Dome Cafe, Deep Water Point, 100 The Esplanade, Mount Pleasant 6153

                      The Melville Bee Buddy Group meets on the 3rd Wednesday, every second month

                      Get to know some of your fellow members of WAAS who live near you.

                      Come along for a drink or have something to eat
                       and enjoy getting to know others
                      who share your passion for beekeeping!


                      Look forward to seeing you there!!!

                      **This is a Free Event **

                      **Everyone pays for their own drinks and food**

                      For more information, contact your coordinator: 

                      Garry Sullivan - 0417 970 232

                      Western Australian Apiarists’ Society (Inc) 1953


                      • 27 Nov 2021
                      • 7:50 AM - 3:00 PM
                      • DPIRD Theatre, 3 Baron-Hay Court, Kensington
                      • 3
                      Register
                      Learn all the 
                      Basics of Responsible Beekeeping



                      Saturday 27th November 2021
                      7:50 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

                      Cost is $169 per head

                      Note: you need to be a current member to access this course -

                      you can join online now and then register for the course.

                      Topics covered during the course include... 

                      OHS
                      Biosecurity and bee diseases
                      Beekeeping equipment
                      Assembling and maintaining hives
                      Buying bees and bee equipment
                      Selecting hive site
                      Opening and inspection of hives
                      Seasonal management of hives
                      You’ll also do some hands-on inspecting of a hive
                      and learn how best to light your smoker.


                      What you need to bring:

                      Boots and clean or new bee suits for the practical part of the course.*
                      If you have a smoker, bring that along too and learn how to light it properly (mark with your name please)

                      Light lunch and refreshments will be provided

                      You will receive a Beekeeping handbook, course notes, additional useful information and a WAAS Certificate of Completion

                      Spaces are limited!

                      Please be aware that due to the "hands on" nature of this course, that
                      it is dependant on suitable weather on the the day andmay be subject to change.

                      Register Here

                      using your Visa or MasterCard, by EFT/cheque/cash before the Course.

                      Registrations will be processed strictly in order of payment

                      * If you don't yet have  protective gear, please let us know and we can provide some for you on the day at a  hire fee of $10.00 cash payable on the day. 

                      If you have any questions, contact us at  training@waas.org.au
                        • 28 Nov 2021
                        • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
                        • TBC
                        Register

                        Bridgetown and Surrounds Bee Buddy Meeting

                        Sunday, 28 November 2021

                        11:00am to 12:30pm
                        Venue TBC

                        Hive inspection
                        &
                        Queen rearing demonstration

                        Lyndon Pearce has offered to demonstrate a hive inspectiowith queen marking and hive management for newer beekeepers. For the old hands, a queen breeding session afterwards, showing how he sets up cell builder hives and carries out grafting. This will be very dependent on weather and fire activity so we may end up with plan B - lunch at the pub! 


                        To give an indication of how many we can expect,
                        please register for this event.

                        Any Queries?

                        Linden Hall
                        lindenh@iinet.net.au

                        Looking forward to seeing you there!   

                        Western Australian Apiarists’ Society (Inc) 1953


                        • 02 Dec 2021
                        • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
                        • South Perth Community Hall, Cnr South Tce and Sandgate Street, South Perth

                         Monthly Meeting 

                        of WA Apiarists' Society

                        in Perth

                        Thursday December 2nd, 2021

                        South Perth Community Centre

                        Cnr South Terrance and Sandgate Street, South Perth


                        6:30-7:15pm 

                        Light refreshments will be served from

                        7:15 - 7:45

                        Please bring your own cup


                        7:45-9:00pm

                        Guest Speakers

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                        The meeting and presentations will be recorded and available on YouTube.
                        Follow the link below to watch:

                        WAAS Youtube channel


                         Please do NOT attend if you are, or have recently been even slightly unwell
                        Use the hand sanitiser that will be provided by WAAS
                        Please maintain social distancing.

                        There is a $3 entry fee for members 

                        and

                        $5 Entry fee for non-members 

                        Members and non-members 

                        are welcome to attend all of our meetings

                        South Perth Civic Centre
                          • 08 Dec 2021
                          • 6:30 PM
                          • Pelicans on the Murray, South Yunderup
                          Register


                          Peel Area and Surrounds

                          Bee Buddy Social Event

                          Wednesday, 8 December 2021

                          We meet the 2nd Wednesday every month at
                          6:30 p.m.  at Pelicans on the Murray Cafe, South Yunderup

                          The venue has cafe style food and is licensed

                          Get to know some of your fellow members of WAAS who live near you.

                          To give an indication of how many we can expect,
                          please register for this event.


                          Look forward to seeing you there!!!

                          **This is a Free Event **

                          **Everyone pays for their own drinks and food**

                          Your coordinator: Rob Garratt  0450 288 221

                          Western Australian Apiarists’ Society (Inc) 1953


                          • 09 Dec 2021
                          • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
                          • Agriculture Classroom, Margaret River Senior High School, entrance off Boodjidup Road

                           Monthly Meeting

                          of WA Apiarists' Society

                          Margaret River Region Chapter


                          Thursday, 9 December 2021

                          6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

                          Main  Meeting

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                          There is a $5 entry fee

                          Refreshments provided

                          Please bring your own cup




                            • 13 Dec 2021
                            • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
                            • Matti Furphy Cottage, Allen Park Heritage Centre, Kirkwood St, Swanbourne
                            Register

                            Claremont and Surrounds Bee Buddy Social Event

                            Monday 13 December 2021

                            6:30pm - 8pm

                            If you live in the  Claremont area  and surrounds, join us for a casual social evening at the:

                            Matti Furphy Cottage in the Allen Park Heritage Centre in Swanbourne.   Situated on Kirkwood St.  at the northern end of the Allen Park oval. - https://www.fawwa.org/

                            Look for the WAAS table banner

                            Get to know some of your fellow members of WAAS 
                            who live in the Claremont and surrounds area. 

                            $5 entry fee (to pay for the venue hire)

                            Please bring along drinks and nibbles to share

                            To give an indication of how many we can expect,
                            please register for this event.

                            Any Queries? Contact the Facilitators

                            Jessica Brunner on 0419 116 432 or Don Mazzucchelli on 0411 423 350

                            Looking forward to seeing you there!   


                            • 13 Dec 2021
                            • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
                            • The Esplanade Hotel, 30/38 Marine Tce, Busselton
                            Register


                            Busselton Bee Buddy Social Event



                            Monday, 13 December 2021

                            7:00 pm to 9pm

                            If you live in the  Busselton area, join us for a meeting of the Busselton Bee Buddy Group.  Its a casual social evening at the:

                            The Esplanade Hotel

                            30/38 Marine Tce,  Busselton

                            Look for the WAAS table banner

                            Get to know some of your fellow members of WAAS 
                            who live in the Busselton area. 

                            Come along for dinner or a chat and enjoy getting to know others
                            who share your passion for beekeeping!

                            To give an indication of how many we can expect,
                            please register for this event.

                            Any Queries? Contact the Facilitator

                            Dianne Abbott on 0429 694 282

                            Looking forward to seeing you there!   

                            **Members must pay for their drinks and food**

                            Western Australian Apiarists’ Society (Inc) 1953


                            • 14 Dec 2021
                            • 6:30 PM
                            • The Verandah Room at the Parkerville Tavern 6 Owen Rd, Parkerville
                            Register

                            Hills and Surrounds Bee Buddy Social Evening 

                            For members to share their knowledge, experience and issues of beekeeping.

                            Tuesday, 14 December 2021

                            (2nd Tuesday of the month)

                            6:30 p.m. onwards

                            Venue: The Verandah Room at the Parkerville Tavern

                            6 Owen Rd, Parkerville 

                            Get to know some of your fellow members of WAAS 
                            who live in your area

                            Look for our WAAS Table Banner on the night.

                            Enjoy getting to know others
                            who share your passion for beekeeping!

                            Looking forward to seeing you there!!!

                            **Everyone pays for their own drinks and food**

                            **Last orders for meals taken at 8:30pm**

                            Facilitator: Colin Broun

                            Please RSVP by email to cjbrounpl@wesnet.com.au

                            or leave a message on 0427 988 855

                            Western Australian Apiarists’ Society (Inc) 1953


                            • 15 Dec 2021
                            • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
                            • Ken Jackman Hall 1 South, Darius Wells Library & Resource Centre, Cnr Chisham Ave & Robbos Way, Kwinana
                            Register

                            Rockingham, Kwinana & Surrounds

                            Bee Buddy Social Evening 

                            Wednesday, 15 December 2021
                            6:00 pm to 8:30pm

                            We meet the 3rd Wednesday every month

                            If you live in Rockingham, Kwinana or Surrounds, join us for a casual social evening at the: 

                            Ken Jackman Hall 1 South
                            Darius Wells Library & Resource Centre
                            Cnr. Chisham Ave & Robbos Way
                            Kwinana Town Centre


                            Get to know some of your fellow members of WAAS 
                            who live in your area

                            Look for our WAAS Banner on the night.

                            Enjoy getting to know others
                            who share your passion for beekeeping!

                            Looking forward to seeing you there!!!

                            **$5 entry fee to cover venue hire**

                            Facilitator: Soren Houlberg 0432 265 922

                            Western Australian Apiarists’ Society (Inc) 1953