Rodney Beekeepers Club

Welcome to the Rodney Beekeepers Club home on the web.

This month’s meeting will be on Zoom again so that everyone can enjoy it in the comfort of their own homes! As the weather forecast is not certain, we didn’t feel that we could have the meeting outside, and didn’t feel that we could safely distance everyone inside, so it’s Zoom again.

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Kim will be giving us the heads up on how to get the best out of our hives over the Summer and will be talking about homey extraction. As a very experience beekeeper and educator, she always has something new for us to learn.

The Club’s Christmas get-together will be outdoors, weather permitting, on Saturday 18 December at noon at the Club apiary. Sausages, bread, onions and soft drinks will be supplied. Please bring a plate with a salad or sweet as well as crockery and cutlery for your group.

You must be double-vaccinated and wear a mask to come along. Thank you in advance for respecting the safety of your fellow-members.

There will be a bee-related photo competition (Junior section for <16; Adult section >16), so get your cameras out this week and see what you can come up with – there will be prizes!

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

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

MonthMeeting Date
JanuaryNo meeting
February 20229th
March 20229th
April 202213th
May 202211th
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!

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