Are you a beekeeper or thinking about becoming one? Do you live in the South Auckland or North Franklin area?
Franklin Beekeepers Club, based in Paerata (near Drury and Pukehoke) is a fun, welcoming club for both new and experienced beekeepers. So, if you’re enthusiastic about bees or even simply interested in bees you’ll fit right in.
We’re about building support networks, sharing information and exchanging advice with lots of “what do I do…” and “this is what I did…” conversations.
Our meetings are fun, friendly, interactive and informative. Our intention is to provide training and guidance to members and support friendships forming.
So, if you’re interested in beekeeping and bees, come along to one of our monthly meetings to chat with us over a cuppa, look into our club hives and see if we’re the right fit for you. You’ll be warmly welcome.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to come and check us out. That way we can reply to you, then watch out for you, welcome you at the door and introduce you to others.
We meet on the second Sunday of every month (except at Covid levels 3 or 4) from 10am to midday at our clubroom and apiary.
Starting with a cup of tea/coffee and chat amongst members (a great opportunity to get or give advice), we move into the monthly discussion and/or demonstration (with Q&As) before heading outside (weather permitting) for a practical session in our hives.
Click here for the date of our next club meeting.
Address: 137 Sim Road, Auckland 2580
From Pukekohe, head to Drury on Paerata Rd (which turns into Karaka Rd). Sim Rd second on right (has turning lane) after passing Caltex and Pukekohe Golf Club.
From Drury, head to Pukekohe on Karaka Rd. Sim Rd on left after passing Blackbridge Rd on right.
Clubroom and apiary are approximately 1.4 km along Sim Rd on left. Watch the sharp right-hand corner halfway along. Please park on the verge to allow room for residents to drive past. When leaving Sim Rd please take care re-joining traffic on Karaka Rd (as it's also SH22).
To reduce the risk of spreading disease, please do not bring your beekeeping equipment like gloves or hive tools to the club. You’re welcome to bring your bee suit and we’ll provide you with gloves and other equipment (and bee suits too if required). This protects our club hives plus protects you from taking diseases home to your hives.