In addition to our monthly meetings and education classes, we run regular come and try practical field days for those that want to get hands-on experience in a hive.

We also organise excursions guided by local experts, and attend public events such as the Royal Adelaide Show and Sophie's Patch open gardens.

    • 10 Dec 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Ashton Oval & Community Sports Association, 15 Jennings Drive, Ashton
    Registration is closed

    Dear BSSA Members,

    This email is an invitation to BSSA members and their families to attend the 2022 BSSA Christmas BBQ.

    Cost: $10 per person (aged 12 years and older)

    The BSSA will supply barbequed chops, sausages, burgers and vegetarian patties. Chicken will also be available for those that do not like red meat. Attendees are requested to bring a salad or dessert to share.

    BYO drinks. Attendees may bring and consume their own alcoholic beverages. It is a condition of the liquor license that alcoholic beverages may only be consumed within the Ashton Oval clubrooms and veranda.

    To attend: Please pre-purchase tickets as needed on the BSSA website. Members who do not use the BSSA website should contact Trisha Blanks before Friday 25-Nov to reserve and pay for a ticket.

    Tickets must be purchased before Friday 25-Nov. Tickets will NOT be available for sale on the day of the event.

    12pm: BBQ Lunch

    1pm : Talk by Sophie Thompson

    1:30pm : Mead judging (*)

    2pm : Honey judging (*)

    (*) These competitions are not intended to be serious. Prizes are $100/$50/$25 for first/second/third + bragging rights for the best honey and mead. Bob Beer and Len Turner will be the honey judges. Matt Wenk of Smidge wines will be a mead judge. Rules: (a) honey & mead must be your own; (b) bring honey or mead in your own clear glass container

    • 17 Dec 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Selgar Avenue, Clovelly Park
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    Practical hands-on beekeeping experience guided by club experts. An excellent way to get experience in a hive - inspections for the BSSA hives. 

    All are welcome, but non-members are only allowed to attend two sessions before they must join the BSSA.

    All participants must have at least long sleeves, long-leg trousers, closed shoes and a head veil. We have a limited supply of veils each session.

    Registrations are necessary via the portal. Alternatively you can contact  Bob Beer via on  0413 208 835.

    Cost: Register and Pay online - $10 for Members, $20 for Non Members. 

    The BSSA apiary is on Selgar Ave in Clovelly Park. Click for a google map. 

    There will be no hive field days if the forecast temperature is over 30 degrees,  according to the prior day's ABC news weather report at 7pm.

Beekeepers’ Society of South Australia Inc.
P.O. Box 283, Fullarton SA 5063
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