• Wednesday 23rd May - Club Meeting

    This month we have the pleasure of listening to Rob Waddell from Grand Ridge Plants - near Warragul - who specializes in Manuka Plants. The Peninsula and Gippsland have many species of Leptospermun (Ti Tree-Jellybush) that have surprising qualities. We are looking forward to some interesting facts and applications of "Manuka" Honey. Those of you who have harvested honey from these areas will have noticed the thick honey with a darker colour, that is more difficult to extract. Rob will be bringing along some of these species to purchase, which are relatively easy and quick to grow.

    Supper is served and we invite all members and guests to introduce themselves to other members in their local area at our discussion groups. It is a great opportunity to find out who may be just around the corner to give advice, to share experiences with and maybe catch up outside from the club with your beekeeping hobby.

    • President's Address
    • Rob Waddell from Grand Ridge Plants
    • Membership, Services and coming Events
    • Raffle is Drawn
    • Supper
    • Zone Table Discussion Groups
  • 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.)

  • 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.

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“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.

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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