Sharing information & ideas for interested beekeepers in Southern Tasmania.

Category Archives: Latest News

Beginner Beekeeping Course 2018

Keep this date free for the 2018 SBA Beginner Beekeeping Course: Wednesday 29 August 2018 6 – 9pm followed by a weekend of theory and practical on 22/23 September 2018 9.30 – 4.30pm. Enrolments will be through this site and will open in March.

A second course will be run should this training be over subscribed and a date will be published later.

Further details Contact Ronnie Voigt (SBA Training Coordinator) bees@naturalbeekeepingtasmania.com.au

Next meeting

The next meeting of the SBA is scheduled for Monday 26 February 2018, starting at 7.30pm, at the Glenorchy LINC, rear entrance. The technical part of the meeting will be an information session and discussion on preparing your honey for showing.  Tea, coffee and supper food are provided between the technical session and General Meeting.… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Sad news from the Northern Territory

A Top End beekeeper says hundreds of thousands of his bees in 120 hives have died after being poisoned with the loss costing him up to $70,000. The hives were 15 kilometres to the west of Katherine, and were believed to have been sprayed with an insecticide on Sunday or Monday. Nathan Woods has notified… Continue Reading

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

Not quite medicinal honey

A hospital in Wales had a sticky situation on their hands with two colonies in the walls, so they called in the Tree Bee Society to remove them. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/18/bee_hives_spotted_in_hospital_after_honey_started_dripping_down_the_walls/ Continue Reading

Feel like your bees understand you? New research suggests a reason

“The genetic pathway toward social behavior for honey bees and mammals is more similar than previously thought, according to a new study published in PLOS Computational Biology titled “Conservation in Mammals of Genes Associated with Aggression-Related Behavioral Phenotypes in Honey Bees.” Social animals have complex lives, where development and survival are dependent on social interaction. Many animals including humans,… Continue Reading

Myrtle Rust Biosecurity Advisory

Myrtle Rust vigilance needed over summer Biosecurity Advisory 29/2015 Tasmanians are urged to lookout for signs of myrtle rust to ensure any new detections of the fungal disease can be dealt with swiftly and effectively. Warm summer temperatures and humid conditions create an ideal environment for myrtle rust. As at 10 December 2015 there is… Continue Reading