Parramatta

 

Parramatta Amateur Beekeepers meet in the Agriculture Classroom of James Ruse Agriculture High School at Carlingford. The entrance is off Baker Street - see map above for the precise location.

Over recent years the club has gained new members and so now has a membership ranging from very experienced to novice beekeepers. The club aims to improve the skills and knowledge of all its members irrespective of their level of expertise.

For information

The club charges no fees and operates its own apiary in conjunction with the school. It has a shop where the common requirements for beekeeping can be purchased. Field days are held on the Sunday following the meeting to allow members to improve their practical skills.

The club participates in both the Castle Hill and the St Ives Shows and members are encourages to enter honey in the show competitions and also to sell surplus honey at the club stall.

Meetings

Parramatta Amateur Beekeepers meet in the Agriculture Classroom of James Ruse Agriculture High School at Carlingford. The entrance is off Baker Street. The club meets on the second Wednesday of each month (excepting January) at 7:30 pm.

The meeting format involve a short formal business meeting then an information session followed by tea/coffee and an informal social gathering. Information sessions alternate between presentations from experts from industry or academia and activities using the resources of club members.

Equipment

The club has a range of equipment, which is available for loan to members.

A Procedure has been developed to provide you with relevant information when borrowing Club equipment. The Procedure covers: Responsibilities, Club kit contents, Additional items you will require, Considerations, Extractor set up, Honey extraction, Clean up, Loan equipment Agreement, Borrower details.