• This months meeting, next week on Wednesday 22nd August, is the first club meeting under the new committee. We have set out to take the club to the next step and make a lot the the members requests come to fruition over the next 12 months and beyond.

    Our new President, Allan Evans, will open the evening with a few words then pass over to our valued life member Ian Brown, who will get all of us up to speed on preparing for the upcoming season starting later this month and into September. Swarm prevention is an important aspect of beekeeping that should be addressed right now. Ian will answer any questions you may have.

    And as usual we will have a light supper you can enjoy and we will have a number of traders and offering some of their beekeeping products and services to our members in an open trade night. Members can enjoy a hot beverage and snack whilst chatting and catching up with fellow members in their area. It is a great time to ask core members about the upcoming clubs activities and also to volunteer your services to help the club in any way.

    Don't forget to buy a few tickets in our monthly raffle for a chance to win some great prizes. All proceeds go directly to the club.

    We will have out Internet access terminals set up for Membership Renewals, and also New membership applications. One of our experienced club members can help you sign up.

    For all Paid members attending this meeting, or Members Renewing their membership before or during the meeting we will be giving a you a Beekeeping Information Booklet for you to keep as a gift.
    • President's Address
    • Ian Brown - Preparing for the new season
      Swarm Prevention & Hive Prep.
    • Supper served
    • General discussion / mingle time with fellow members and guests
    • Trading tables / vendors & Displays
    • Raffle is Drawn
  • 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
    Google Maps
    Phone: 0413-104-191
    (There is more parking opposite next to the supermarket if the Hall carpark is full.)

  • 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 1st, August 2018
    • Dingley Village Community Centre
    • Cost is $140 for Members
    • For more info Contact Jerome Nehrybecki
    • For more information Click Here

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


We run regular Beekeeping Courses and Nuc box building courses.


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


“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