Notice of Annual General Meeting 12th April 2017


Notice is given that the Annual General Meeting of the members of the North Shore Beekeepers Association (NSW) Inc. will be held at the Senior Citizens Hall, 259 Pacific Highway, Lindfield on

Wednesday 12th day of April 2017 at 8pm.


. To confirm the Minutes of the AGM held on the 13th day of April 2016.

. To receive the President’s Report.

. To receive the Treasurer’s Report.

. Election of Office Bearers and Committee

. Appoint an Auditor

To vote on the Motion “That the revised constitution be adopted, a copy of which draft was sent to all members by email on 20th March 2017”

Proposed NSBKA Constitution (PDF)
Document explaining the constitution changes – March 2017 (PDF)

Nomination Forms for the election of office bearers are available from

Completed nomination forms must be received by the Secretary (PO Box 3070 North Turramurra NSW 2074) not later than 14 days before the commencement of the meeting, making the closing time 8pm on 29th

Help Wanted at 2016 Sydney Royal Easter Show


Honeyland promotes beekeeping best practice, and apiary products at the
Sydney Royal Easter Show
This years Royal Easter Show starts on the 17th March 2016 to the 30th
March 2016 and the New South Wales Apiarist Association would appreciate
your help to promote the industry and sell products.
Volunteers will get the chance to meet other beekeepers both commercial
and amateur and have a fun day or days, with sometime to see the show.
If you volunteer you will get free entry to the show that will also
include free public transport by bus, rail and ferry.
In the past North Shore Beekeeping Association members have made a
valuable contribution to Honeyland.

At this stage I have vacancies on most days, so pick the day or days
that suit you.

Should you wish to volunteer please contact Bruce White or phone 96346792 your help would be much
Bruce White
Coordinator Honeyland.

June Bee Garden

To all that came… more than 35 of you a great vote of thanks to Rolf Cambridge  for his superb cooking of the sausages and Mary Ellen Burke for serving such a wonderful lunch with the assistance of Joan Stebbing.

Many many thanks for your superb efforts.

I think we all learned something from the lessons on how to clean wax by boiling it up with a 1/3 of a cup of vinegar per litre of water  to separate the rubbish and then filtering.

Into the pot for melting

Into the pot for melting

Melting wax in the boiler

Melting wax in the boiler

All were surprised how slow it is to make a few candles with a wick and a lead weight.

Only 20 dips to go

Only 20 dips to go

Thanks Phil for a great demo and thanks to Joan for bringing along her candle molds..

Peter Marvell’s making of cream honey with his “K” beater  was fascinating.
Beating the living daylights out of it.

Beating the living daylights out of it.

To get such white cream honey was truly an experience.

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It can't be that hard!!

It can’t be that hard!!

​Our novice learned his lesson well.

Many thanks to all for a great day

Ted Romer

What’s on in June?

The events below are listed in the “Coming Events” page so have a look and come along

June 11th Wednesday – Gadget Night. This promises to be a fun night with everyone comparing the latest ideas of how to keep bees.  Bring yourself, your gadgets and a friend and you both might learn something.

June 15th Sunday – Candles, Wax & Creamed Honey.  Come along with some of your spare wax and some honey. We’ll be showing how to clean wax, make foundation, dip candles, and make creamed honey. You even get to take your creamed honey home and also take a candle if you donate some wax.

Looking forward to seeing you at both events this month.

Regards,  Phil Kavanagh,  President


St Ives on the Green

Ted has emailed the following message to all members and it is now posted here as general news. I agree completely with Ted. It was good weather and a very successful day. Come to Knox next Saturday and share the joy of letting people appreciate our pastime of keeping bees.   Phil Kavanagh

Many thanks to one and all for your presence help and support for being at our stall yesterday for the Ku-ring-Gai St Ives Festival on the green.  About 15 or so of our members put in an appearance and help throughout the day.  A great day was had by all and many thanks.

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Our girls ( The real ones) in Joan Stebbing, Sue Robertson, Roz Dale were super sales girls amd helped sell all but 12 bottles of honey  Well over a 180 bottles of honey sold as well as wax candles and golf balls.  The drones out shone themselves in their ability to also sell and would not get a job in a real beehive unless they changed their sex.  Who said men could not work……

Lots of music and entertainment.


For me the highlight was being able to talk to some 100 children or more with their parents about our bees.  And then to cap it all off even the children turned and said  “Thank You”.  If you ever need your spirits lifted come to one of these functions and talk to them.  You will never forget it.

Hope to see you all at Knox grammar school next Saturday the 10th May at  Wahroonga  on the Pacific H’way from 9.00 to 3.00 pm.

Ted Romer