When you want to experience the buzz of live bees, come and visit the Collingwood Children’s Farm Apiary.
In collaboration with the Victorian Apiarists Association – Melbourne Section

When you want to experience the buzz of live bees, come and visit the Collingwood Children’s Farm Apiary.

The apiary aims to educate the public about bees and beekeeping, as well as providing beekeeping advice and practice to current and prospective beekeepers.

The Apiary is now open and will operate in line with the COVID-19 attendance requirements of the Collingwood Children’s Farm. We offer children and families hive visits and show how we work with the bees. Beekeepers of any level may join our group to learn and to assist in the education of the public. Fill in the enquiry form below if you wish to visit the bees or want to help at the apiary. Check our upcoming events.


Do you wish to learn more about the importance of honey bees for our food security?

Then our apiary may be just the place for you to visit. 

It is open on the second and fourth Sunday of each month from 10:30 to 3:30, except during winter when it is only open on the fourth Sunday. (In 2021 the apiary will be open on 12th December but not 26th December).

Just by the Farm

To reach the apiary, go to the end of St Heliers St, Abbotsford and go through the main entrance to the Farm precinct. At the Capital City path turn right and walk approx. 300 metres along it. The apiary can also be reached along the Capital City path from a westerly direction.

The apiary is jointly managed by the Collingwood Children’s Farm and the Victorian Apiarists’ Association Melbourne Section.

If you wish to book a ticket to join the beekeepers at the hive openings

Upcoming Apiary Events

Open Day – Sunday 14 November 2021
Celebrate “Australian Pollinator Week” 13-21 November 2021
Join us at the Apiary for extra displays and activities.

Pollination results- just lovely!

Open Day – Sunday 28 November 2021
Visit the Apiary

Queen hatching from her cell

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The Apiary Enquiry

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