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


April Yarra Valley Bee Group Meeting

  • 28-04-2024
  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

1.30 for a 2pm start  Speaker - Janis from Beewise - Wintering Bees We are thrilled to have... More Details

May Yarra Valley Bee Group Meeting

  • 26-05-2024
  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

1.30 for a 2pm start 2pm - Whats happening in my hive?  Followed by our monthly Speaker - T... More Details

Hive Building Day - 1st June 2024

  • Ben's Shed
  • 01-06-2024
  • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

YVBG is holding a Hive Building day for its members on Saturday 1st June 10-3pm  Ben's shed wi... More Details

Bendigo Bank Warburton and Yarra Junction