The Mudgee Bee Group is a Watershed Landcare special interest group, providing training, peer support and mentoring to aspiring beekeepers.
It is a partnership between Watershed Landcare and the Amateur Beekeepers Association of NSW (ABA), who together support Mudgee Bee Group members in such ways as administration, funding, insurance and technical information.
The group manages three community hives to help us learn through doing and demonstrate different hive management techniques and tools. During the spring/summer periods, we carry out hive inspections, extract honey and hold hive maintenance sessions. Wintertime is quieter, and we take the opportunity to share skills and our knowledge indoors (although currently, this is limited due to Covid-19).
Membership of the Mudgee Bee Group is $64 per year, due 1 July each year.
The fee incorporates membership to Watershed Landcare and the Amateur Beekeepers Association of NSW (ABA).
Membership is managed through the ABA membership portal.
AMATEUR BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION OF NSW (ABA)
- This membership is per individual, so the first person named will be the listed member.
- Additional public liability insurance can be purchased for your hives.
WATERSHED LANDCARE INCORPORATED (WLI)
- This membership is per household, not individual so everyone can enjoy the benefits including discounted events and native plants from the Landcare Nursery and much more.
To keep beehives in NSW, you must be a registered Beekeeper. Your registration number must be clearly displayed on the brood box of every hive.
For more information, contact the NSW DPI Beekeeper Registration Unit
on (02) 6552 3000 or via email email@example.com or visit www.dpi.nsw.gov.au to register online.