If you're enthusiastic about bees you've come to the right place! The Southern Beekeepers Association hosts a range of events throughout the year.
For anyone interested in joining the club, please come along to our monthly meetings on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm at Club Toowoomba (previously known as South Toowoomba Bowls Club) located at 331 – 339 Hume Street, Toowoomba.
We also invite all members to join online via Zoom if you cannot make it in person - so you can be a member from anywhere in the world!
Each month there is a special presentation too. We would love to meet new bee enthusiasts.
Club Hive Training Mornings
Throughout the year the club runs hands on training mornings whilst working the club hives. It can be anything from a hive inspection, to honey extraction.
They are a wonderful opportunity for members, especially novices.
As these days are dictated by the weather conditions, details will be available on the Facebook site and also emailed to all club members.
They are free of charge to members, BYO protective clothing and morning tea.
*On hold in 2022 until further notice
The Jondaryan Woolshed holds its Annual Heritage Festival in late August to early September. The Southern Beekeepers are actively involved and man the beekeeping site for the entire nine days of the Festival. They also host special days on Australia Day and the Easter long weekend. The Club activities are similar to those at Highfields, with Beekeeping demonstrations, antique beekeeping equipment displays and honey and honey product sales.
Further information on The Jondaryn Woolshed can be found here: https://www.jondaryanwoolshed.com.au/
Highfields Pioneer Village
The Club is actively involved with the Highfields Pioneer Park and Museum on Australia Day, The Easter Festival and on other days during the year when the Park holds functions. At this location we have a considerable amount of antique beekeeping equipment on display, some of which is actively demonstrated to the general public, we give live beekeeping displays at least twice a day and our Members are available to demonstrate beekeeping equipment and answer questions put to them by the patrons. In addition, we conduct honey and honey product sales which act as a source of revenue to cover Club costs.
Further information on Highfields Pioneer Village can be found here: http://www.highfieldspioneervillage.com.au/
The Honey Court: Toowoomba Royal Show
The Club works in conjunction with the Honey Court Committee at the Toowoomba Show. Honey sales are conducted and the Apiculture section of the Show is well supported by Club Members. The main aspect of the Show is the Club's involvement with Agricultural Education (Ag Ed) where specialised members of the Club give beekeeping lectures to many hundreds of school children. The programme is extremely popular with schools from the local area and surrounding district.
Entries are online here: Schedule - The Heritage Bank Toowoomba Royal Show | RASQ (toowoombashow.com.au)