Our next Speaker Evening for Tuesday 3 October 2023 at 5.30 pm at the Society Rooms - 3 Cathedral Street, Maitland

Speaker: Warren Millington

Topic: His Life in Beekeeping.

The talk will cover beekeeping as an occupation, Warren’s approach to it and what it takes to be a beekeeper. He has practised the art of beekeeping in the lower Hunter at Tocal, Vacy and Largs, and further afield at Mudgee and at Thargomindah, in southern Queensland. Bulk honey production has been his occupation for most of his life. Latterly he has experienced the difficulties brought by the varroa mite which has greatly affected beekeeping in New South Wales.

Warren hails from Tarro, and from early times he was interested in farming. He began on a dairy farm near Paterson before being employed at the Agricultural College at Tocal. There his interest in bees and beekeeping took off.

The Society asks for a donation of $5 to cover the cost of light refreshments before and after the talk. Members of the Public are welcome.

We are currently trialing ZOOM (for members only) on speaker nights, but be warned we have unreliable internet.


Speaker Evenings are held on the first Tuesday of the month (except January) at 5 30 pm.

(A small charge of $5 includes light refreshments provided before and after the speakers delivery.)

Future Guest Speakers:



  November 7       -David Brouwer : The Eales of Duckenfield.  

  December 5         Janece McDonald:  Tobacco farming and manufacturing in the Maitlandarea during the nineteenth century

 Future Speakers no dates set

Brian Walsh: The evolution of farming in the Paterson-Woodville area 1812 to 1920









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