The GAA is based in Gippsland and services all of the Gippsland Region. There are a mixture of members both experienced and new beekeepers.
A quarterly newsletter is provided to all members that includes advice, tips, questions and answers and many articles provided by experienced beekeepers. It is designed to cater specifically for Beekeepers new or experienced in the Gippsland region.
The South Gippsland Branch, have many Beekeeping enthusiasts in South Gippsland, especially with the resurgence of people interested in Beekeeping. They have both experienced Beekeepers as well as many beginners and the club provides plenty of support for new beekeepers.
Support for new beekeepers. We have provided information on this site to help new beekeepers get started such as buying equipment, where to site your hives, how to buy bees, how to look after your bees. How to harvest your honey, how to look for and prevent disease. Also useful books to purchase.
Field Days provide demonstrations, talks, questions and answers by experienced beekeepers. Field days demonstrate using equipment, answering questions, explaining methods and giving sound knowledge, as well as lots of goodies for purchase.
Mentors: An experienced beekeeper can be allocated to you as a Mentor while you learn if you wish. Or you can come along to a meeting and ask your questions.
Resurgence in beekeeping. An enthusiastic new wave of hobbyists have shown interest and enthusiasm in learning how to become beekeepers.
The Royal Melbourne Show. The Victorian Apairist Association have a stand at the show every year, so come and introduce yourselves.