South Gippsland Beekeepers
"A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside."
Winnie the Pooh
What is the bee's main job?
Put simply, bees pollinate our plants, which means they carry pollen between plants of different sexes to fertilise them, or even between different parts of the same plant, which help plants reproduce. Bees even help plants survive by preventing inbreeding.
And if we had no bees?
We may lose all the plants that bees pollinate, all of the animals that eat those plants and so on up the food chain. Which means a world without bees could struggle to sustain the global human population of 7 billion. Our supermarkets would have half the amount of fruit and vegetables
How can I help the bees?
Keeping your own hive is not only a great hobby, but also a way to raise healthy honeybees and ensure that the plants and crops in your surrounding area are being pollinated. Beekeepers have a more productive garden as well as the added benefit of harvesting honey.If you’re interested in starting your own hive, check out our Classes Page(not available until August) for information on how to take the first step to becoming a beekeeper.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
South Gippsland Beekeepers respectfully acknowledges the Bunurong and BoonWurrung people,
the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet, live & work.
We recognise their continuing connection to the land, water and community
and pay respect to elders past, present & emerging.
St Peters Anglican Church Hall,
Cnr McCartin & Bruce Sts
President: Andy Teitge - email - 0437 035 558
1st Vice President: Peter Gatehouse - email - 0423 244 107
2nd Vice President: Joe Borg - email - 0407 505 109
Secretary: Anna Jones - email - 0411 770 062
Treasurer: Jackie Checkley - email - 0428 515 396
2nd Thursday Feb - Nov at 7.30pm
with Beginner's Group at 7pm