The Whangarei Bee Club is made up of a strong core of dedicated hobbyists, along with a mix of commercial and semi commercial beekeepers. We meet on the first Saturday of every month commencing at 10:15 am at the Whareora Hall on Pataua North Road, Whangarei. The club has its own apiary on site at the Whareora Hall.
Our club days start with tea/ coffee and biscuits from 9:30 am onwards, with the meeting at 10:15 am. When we have completed talks/ discussion and presentations, we have lunch which provides ample time to seek advice and make new acquaintances. Following lunch is “in hive time” in the apiary. This allows us to discuss and compare current beekeeping ideas in a hands on manner. People new to beekeeping are catered for in their own group, to allow them to gain confidence handling bee hives.