Member Services

There are many benefits to becoming a member of the

Bega Valley Beekeepers Club, including:

  1. The convenience of being able to purchasing an extensive range of beekeeping equipment from the Club shop at Sydney prices

  2. Hire of club equipment for frame making and honey extraction

  3. Obtaining your first bee colony by being listed on the club Swarm and Nucleus Hive Registers (restricted to new members who are yet to obtain bees)

  4. Access to an ongoing program of free workshops for both new and experienced beekeepers

  5. Borrowing great beekeeping books and magazines from the club's library

  6. Club discounts from the following businesses: Hornsby Beekeeping Supplies, NUPLAS, and Flow Hive

Club Library

The Club has a wide range of books and publications available for loan by members. To reserve a copy email Alex Aitkenhead, and you can pick them up at the next club meeting, or by an alternative arrangement with Alex who can be contacted on:,

Department of Primary Industry Publications

Honey, Harvesting and Extracting

Queen Bee Breeding

Australian Native Bees

Healthy Bees

*Honey and Pollen Flora of South-Eastern Australia, by Dr Douglas Somerville (THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE FROM BEGA VALLEY LIBRARY ONLY)

* This book was donated by the club to Bega Valley Library in October 2020

Club Books


The Beekeepers Problem Solver

The Thinking Beekeeper

Bee Friendly: A Planting Guide

Honey and Pollen Flora

A Book of Honey

Bees: A Natural History

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Beekeeping

Guide to Bees and Honey

Better Beekeeping

Australian Native Bee Book

Keeping Bees