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VAA News and Updates 

  • 18 Sep 2023 9:17 PM | Andrew Wootton (Administrator)

    On Friday we received the sad news of the passing of one of our Life Members, Laurie Braybrook. A long-standing member of our association, Laurie was well respected for his commitment to the association and beekeeping. Some of Laurie’s proud achievements are the establishment of the VAA Library Trust and the Royal Melbourne Show Queen Bee Competition. Many beekeepers will have fond memories of Laurie’s contribution to meetings and annual conferences. At the age of ninety-eight he registered for our conference in July, had his motel room booked but was forced to cancel due to poor health. He became the Victorian Senior Apiary Officer in 1974 and held that position for twenty-six years till his retirement in 1990. 

    Condolences to Pam, Collin, Laurelle and extended family.

    Laurie, we salute you, rest in peace.

    John van Weeghel
    President, VAA

    A service to celebrate the life of Larie will be held on Thursday 21 September at the Tuckers Funerals Chapel, corner Torquay and Pioneer Rd, Grovedale.

  • 10 Sep 2023 9:31 PM | Andrew Wootton (Administrator)

    AgVic is seeking expressions of interest from beekeepers to assist with the State Quarantine Response Team.  There is a form on this website (link here) to send your details to our ILO who is coordinating.

  • 10 Sep 2023 9:28 PM | Andrew Wootton (Administrator)

    The latest communication from our ILO is here

  • 8 Sep 2023 6:07 PM | Andrew Wootton (Administrator)

    The latest update from Agriculture Victoria with the SEZ permit reminder is available here.

  • 7 Sep 2023 9:34 AM | Andrew Wootton (Administrator)
    Recordings of the recent VAA conference presentations relating to Varroa are now available.  Links are on the Information page on this website or directly here:

  • 1 Sep 2023 9:54 AM | Andrew Wootton (Administrator)

    Please see the latest report here.

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