We hold regular scheduled monthly events including workshops, demonstrations, markets and social occasions. Details on these can be found below. We also hold 'snap' events such as hive rescues, outings and swarm collecting - all of which are opportunities for learning beekeeping skills or increasing your knowledge. Snap events are promoted via our electronic newsletter, so be sure to join it using the form at the bottom of the page!

the inner west field day

Learn everything you need to know to get started in beekeeping at the largest beekeeping event in Sydney's Inner West, hosted by Inner West Beekeepers. Our Field Day is a free event open to the general public and aimed at beginning beekeepers, those who are curious about bees, or those wanting to increase their bee knowledge. This will be a one stop shop to learn about the basics of keeping European honey bees and Australian natives. This full day event will include informative talks by knowledgeable beekeepers, workshops with live hive demonstrations, a free BBQ, plus market selling local products and beekeeping supplies. Find out more by checking out the full programme below!

Date & time: 10am-4pm Saturday October 28, 2017

Address: Leichhardt School of Arts, 1A Marion Street, Leichhardt (Next to the Fire Station)

Price: Free for the General Public & Members!

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inventions in beekeeping

Beekeepers are an innovative bunch. We are always looking to solve problems, improve our methods, and perhaps just experiment a little bit! This has meant that tools, practices and devices used in beekeeping have evolved and continue to do so. From the invention of the Langstroth hive, the 'J' tool, and the Flow hive this session will explore the innovative elements of beekeeping, and what they might mean for you!

Date & time:  November, Date TBA, 2017

Address: Leichhardt School of Arts, 1A Marion Street, Leichhardt (Next to the Fire Station)

Price: Free for Members, $5 Non-Members.

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Bee Products Workshop: More than Honey + Christmas Honey & Produce Market

NB POSTPONED UNTIL EARLY 2018 DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. The European honey beehive doesn't only produce honey, it also creates a lot of wax – for which there are numerous uses! Find out some of these uses including how to make your own non-plastic reusable food wrap, candle making methods and lip balm. This is a hands on workshop so wear comfortable clothes that you are happy to get wax and other oily substances on! This Workshop will be followed by our Christmas Market where you can buy, sell, barter or share your hive and garden produce! More details to follow.

RSVP: If you would like to attend the Workshop component RSVP is essential.

Date & time:  POSTPONED UNTIL EARLY 2018

Address: Leichhardt School of Arts, 1A Marion Street, Leichhardt (Next to the Fire Station)

Price: Workshop is Free for Members, $10 for Non-Members. Honey & Produce Market is free for all to attend.

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