Rodney Beekeepers Club

Welcome to the Rodney Beekeepers Club home on the web.

This week’s meeting, Wednesday 10 August, at the Kaipara Cruising Club, Mill Road, Helensville, 7.30pm. We will have special guest, Jason of SJA Bees who will be able to give us the benefit of his years of commercial beekeeping.

It’s also about time to lift the lid on your bees after the cold winter, and check how they’re doing. We’ll be discussing how to get the bees ready for Spring and ensure the best chances of a good Summer honey harvest.

Please wear a mask and be considerate to those who may have existing medical conditions. Thank you. See you there!

Any new members, please make sure that you contact Ian, Jo or Val to make sure that you are on the email contact list.

Below are our upcoming meeting dates. See our calendar for more including Hive Open Days.

MonthMeeting Date
Aug 202210th
Sept 202214th
Oct 202212th
Nov 20229th
Dec 202214th
Feb 20238th
See our calendar for further meetings (club open days weather and date dependant) We look forward to welcoming you!

For access to the password-protected members-only page to see Minutes, Club Shop prices, contact Ian or Jo for the password (financial members only).

We meet at the Kaipara Cruising Club, 72 Mill Rd, Helensville at 7:30pm every second Wednesday of every month, except January. If you are interested in attending, we would really enjoy meeting you there. We welcome all beekeepers regardless of experience level, even if you have never worked with bees.

Please browse our site at your leisure, and we hope that you will find some useful information here.

You can see our aims and purpose on the About Us page. Should you require further information regarding the Club, please feel free to Contact Us.

Check out our blog page, Instagram (rodneybeekeepersclub) for latest club activities. Our meetings and open days are visible under the Calendar button above. This includes community projects unless otherwise stated.

Should you wish to join the club, please complete and submit a Membership Form or just turn up at the meeting!

After all the Zoom meetings over covid, it’s good to be able to meet as a group again and chat with each other about bees, and everything else!

Bring your inventions, your ideas, questions and thoughts about bees to be guaranteed an interested audience! Beginners are every bit as welcome as those with decades of experience. Come along and learn about bees!

December Meeting:

A fun club night was had with the annual Bee Box auction taking place at the regular meeting on 9 December. This is the third consecutive year we have run the auction to raise funds for the Helensville Primary School ‘Garden to Table’ programme, in collaboration with the kids at Helensville Primary School.

The kids painted the bee boxes to a very high standard and bidders were “buzzed up” sufficiently to ensure a bidding frenzy, raising $825.50 for the school.

Well done to all the Helensville Primary School artists and a big thanks to those who bid on the boxes.

Bee boxes painted by Helensville School students for the annual auction fundraiser