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Author Archives: Southern Beekeepers Association Inc.

Review of Nationally Accredited Bee Keeping Qualifications

A review of the Nationally Accredited Certificate III in Bee Keeping qualification is being undertaken on behalf of the Agriculture and Production Horticulture Industry Reference Committee.

As part of this work Face-to-Face Consultation Workshops are being held across Australia. You can register for these workshops on our website (link below).

https://www.skillsimpact.com.au/agriculture/training-package-projects/apiculture-bees-project/    or find out more about the review at: https://www.skillsimpact.com.au/projects/

Show Us Your Bees!

From the ABC about its collaborative project between ABC Organic Gardner magazine and ABC Books: With bees in decline all over the world, we want to celebrate Aussie backyard beekeepers. That is why we are so excited to launch a call out to find true stories and photos from beekeepers of all kinds and from… Continue Reading

Drone Frames For Varroa Control

While we don’t have this problem here yet, it’s worth watching how others are dealing with the issue. There have been a number of methods suggested for Varroa Destructor mite management, ranging from chemical treatments and vaporisers to frames designed for drone brood. Varroa mites prefer drones as their longer development cycle fits their mating… Continue Reading

“Kill All The Bees”

A strange article from ABC’s “Ockham’s Razor” entitled “Kill all the bees”. Paul Sutton, professor of Environmental Science at the University Of South Australia, is not really advocating that we kill bees at all. He is talking about the unseen value of pollination and the impact to agriculture should we actually lose our bees.  It is… Continue Reading