Historic Australian Beekeeping Archive & Museum
Immerse yourself in the history of Australian beekeeping in our Historic Archive and Museum. The collection features Australian beekeeping artefacts, journals and books, including an exclusive range on loan from the Victorian Apiarists Association.
Guests may view items on display within Beechworth Honey's Bee School, or book a research and reading session in the Historic Archive room (please note; bookings are essential).
Beechworth Honey Collection
The Beechworth Honey collection of historical items have been collected and passed down from generation to generation, many of which were used during the gold rush days when Benjamin Robinson began beekeeping in the High Country of Victoria.View Collection
Victorian Apiarists’ Association Collection
A number of items, including a collection of historical beekeeping photographs are on display as part of the Victorian Apiarists’ Association (VAA) museum collection.
Donations to the collection
Do you have historic beekeeping artefacts, journals or memorabilia which you would like to donate to the collection?
We are passionate about preserving the history of Australian beekeeping for our future generations. Please contact our team to discuss.
Share a piece of your Australian Beekeeping history
Do you have an old beekeeping story, photos or memorabilia?
Take a photo and share with us on Facebook or Instagram @BeechworthHoney … or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Book a Research & Reading Session
Are you interested in learning all there is to know about the history of Australian beekeeping? The Beechworth Honey Archive is already shaping up to be one of the most comprehensive collections of artefacts, memorabilia, photographs, journals and monographs in Australia.
The Archive is located within Beechworth Honey's Bee School complex and is open to the public for reading and research. However, bookings are essential so please contact us before you visit.
Opening Hours: open every day from 9am to 5:30pm. Closed 24th-26th December.
Entry Fee: a gold coin donation with all proceeds being donated equally between the Wheen Bee Foundation and the Victorian Apiarists Association.
Bookings: bookings are essential – please complete the form below, or contact our team.
For further information please contact us:
Tel: 03 5728 1433