Club Field Day 11th March 2018 -Peak Crossing School

Once again this year we have a fabulous line-up of speakers so it will be an exciting and informative day. Our field-day is now only every two years and next year our sister club will host the event on the Gold Coast, so this is your only chance to attend a field day in our region until 2020.

As always morning tea, lunch and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Please bring some extra coins, as there will be cent auction tickets to purchase in the main hall with great prizes.

Burnett Beekeeping Supplies will be there on the day. If you wish you can pre-order items. That way you are assured of receiving the bee equipment that you require. Phone 0427946614 or 0429130167. 

Moore Bee-J Products will also be attending as well as craft and plant stalls. There will be honey and baking competitions and a free tasting from our cooking with honey demonstration.



Phil Geeves

9.05 am

Official Opening

John Krause MP


Cooking with Honey demonstration

Phil & Mary Corbett


Industry Update

Trevor Weatherhead AHBIC Executive Director


Morning Tea


Swarm Collection

Paul Wood  – Backyard Bees


Native Bees  as a hobby and an extraction demonstration

Bob Luttrell

12.15 pm

Lunch, Time to visit the stalls and catch up with friends.


Honey Competition Results

Cent Auction Prizes

Inter Club Trophy Presentation

Phil Geeves

George Pallot



Ipswich & West Moreton Beekeepers Association

Established in 1992 and has around 250 members.

We have grown to become one of Australia’s most active beekeeping clubs. We have members ranging from novices to experienced beekeepers who have been working with bees for decades. We all share a passion for the wonderful and remarkable world of the honey bee.

Ipswich & West Moreton Beekeepers Association meets on the first Tuesday of the month (except January) at 7.30pm until around 10.00pm. New members and visitors are welcome.


Our History
Ipswich and West Moreton Beekeepers Association was established at a meeting called by David Kinnell and Norm Hinton, at the Humanities Centre, South Street, Ipswich on the third of March, 1992.

The Association was Incorporated under the Queensland Association Incorporation Act 1981 on the third of May 1994, Certificate number 1A13460. Ron Smith, Vice President 1997/1998, updated the association’s rules during the period August 1997 to April 1998.
Our club continues to thrive with new members joining every month.

The Aims of our Association
To increase the knowledge of bees and bee culture.
To improve the standard of beekeeping among beekeepers, and assist in the information of sub-branches and affiliation with other bodies.
To assist in the study of subjects allied, and relevant to, apiculture.
To help establish and encourage honey, pollen and flora projects.
To foster intelligent observation and practical handling of bees.
To give advice and assistance on bees.
To arrange lectures, demonstrations, and field days, for the benefit of members.
To assist members in obtaining suitable apiculture material.
To seek out, and assist, people who are interested and qualified to carry out research work on bees and bee culture.

Club Meetings are held the on first Tuesday of every month except January at The Humanities Centre, Corner of South and Nicholas Streets, Ipswich. Visitors Welcome.

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