Sharing information & ideas for interested beekeepers in Southern Tasmania.

Southern Beekeepers Association Inc.

The Southern Beekeepers Association is a forum for back-yard and commercial beekeepers alike in Southern Tasmania.  Membership conveys great benefits through sharing ideas and information. The peak beekeeping body in Tasmania is the Tasmanian Beekeepers Association (TBA),  which takes the lead in representing the industry to Government.  Apart from being an incorporated body in our own right (SBA Inc.) we are also the TBA’s Southern Branch, and we conduct a range of activities for the benefit of southern beekeepers.

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)

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).    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