About Us


Woodend Bee-Friendly Society is an action group of the Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group (http://mrsg.org.au). Its members are mostly amateur beekeepers living in the Macedon Ranges and surrounding districts. The Society embraces many modes of beekeeping including Langstroth, with or without foundation, the Warre and Kenyan top bar hives, flow hives etc, provided that they comply with biosecurity regulations. The be(e) friendly term in our name is deliberately intended to emphasise the dual motivations of this group – being friendly to bees and being friendly to each other.

We meet together at 3-4.30pm on the third Sunday of every month at the Woodend Neighbourhood House. Everyone is welcome to come, whether you are exploring beekeeping in the future, or are a novice with a hive or two, or whether you are a very experienced beekeeper. You will be made very welcome.

See us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/woodendbees/

Contact us by email at woodendbees@gmail.com

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Samantha Rixon (Action Group Leader)

Matty Be 0407 808 123 (Communications and Marketing)

Paul Green 0437 751 120 (Bio-security Representative)

Matthew Croatto 0417 313 002 (Swarm Management and Allocation Officer)

Nev Spiers

Ross Brierty (Grievance Officer)

Sally Scopel (Treasurer)

Emma Collins 0431 994 362


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