Welcome to Yarra Valley Bee Group

The Yarra Valley Bee group is a not for profit community group with an emphasis on sustainable and natural beekeeping.

We support local beekeepers by facilitating monthly educational talks, workshops, field trips, mentor programs, book and equipment libraries and the Yarra Valley Honey co op, which makes local backyard honey available for our community. We also run educational programs for schools and other community groups, and maintain a live community hive on site at Yarra Valley Ecoss.

Come along and keep up to date with local conditions that effect your hive, connect with other beekeepers, share resources, improve your apiary skills and learn more about honeybee ecology.

Monthly meetings are usually the last Sunday of the month. Check out our events page for more.

For swarm collection, abandoned hives or other honeybee issues phone 0490 663 980 for assistance or visit our swarm recipient page or our bee removal page


YVBG Photo Competition

  • 29-10-2023
  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Reminder - Yarra Valley Bee Group Photography Competition 2023 The Yarra Valley Bee Club is ex... More Details

October Yarra Valley Bee Group Meeting

  • 29-10-2023
  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

2pm - Whats happening in my hive? Followed by our monthly Speaker - TBA Come along and keep... More Details

Lilydale & Yarra Valley Show 2023 - and honey competition!

  • Lilydale showgrounds
  • 18-11-2023 9:00 AM – 19-11-2023 5:00 PM

Honey Competition YVBG will be running the honey competition in conjunction with the show. Cli... More Details

Bendigo Bank Warburton and Yarra Junction