Sharing information & ideas for interested beekeepers in Southern Tasmania.

Swarm Collection

If you have a swarm or nest of honey bees that needs collecting, please contact one of the following beekeepers:

Note 1.  Karla Williams, State Apiary Officer, has asked that anyone collecting a swarm from within 2km of the Hobart port, keep a cupful of bees for her to test for pest incursion.

Note 2. We are now distinguishing between SWARMS of bees, in the open air, and NESTS of bees, where a colony of bees has taken up residence in a closed space (e.g. wall cavity, eaves, compost bin, chimney, bird nesting box, tree ….) These two need different collection methods, nests generally being the more difficult, hence we have separate lists of beekeepers who can collect them.

Note 3.  Please advise the Secretary if at any stage you have collected enough swarms and no longer wish to be on the list

Swarms:

Bob Newton   Southern Tasmania  6224 0084

Bob Davey Northern suburbs 0447 014 601 6273 8907
Dianne Hunnibell Kingborough & surrounding area 0419 994 423
Tom Turbett Kingston and area 0400 544 310
Sam Christensen Southern Tasmania 0431 098 528
John Rockliffe Eastern Shore 0439 341 524
Ronnie Voigt Kingston and Greater Hobart 0419 391 949
Joyce Reed Cygnet to Margate 0418 176 429
Martyn Summers Cambridge and surrounding area 0439 258 850
Shellie McPherson Cygnet and surrounding area 0437 157 101
Suzie Boughton Fingal, NE Tas. to Bicheno 0438 386 430
Richard Macnair Glenorchy and Hobart 0400 628 246
Rob Barker Greater Hobart and Swansea 0459 393 695
Vincent Lyne Mt Nelson and surrounding area 0414 082 023
Kent Moore Greater Hobart 0408 483 883
Jeff Andrews Greater Hobart 0429 185 754
Pauline Marsh Greater Hobart 0467 027 220
Raelene Morton Greater Hobart 0412 672 139
Mark Halse Greater Hobart 0416 299 349
Nic Goodwolf Taroona, Kingston and surrounding areas 0418 885 590
Chris Archer Tasman Peninsula – Dunalley onwards 0438 092 376
Andrew Geeves Hobart and surrounding areas 0411 169 989
Claire Martindill Eastern Shore to Sorell and Hobart 0437 651 171
Mathew Bond Hobart and south to Verona Sands 0499 198 472, 6229 8701
Erik Hayward Within 40km of Taroona, high tree specialist 6227 9245
John Godfrey Creek Road to Granton and Lindisfarne to Bridgewater 0408 128 688
Luis Ortega Greater Hobart 0404 990 630
Ross Gordon Southern Tasmania 0414 103 809
Adam Johnston Huon Valley 0423 283 720
Jason McLeod Sorell, Dodges Ferry, Carlton, Dunalley 0490 539 389
Gez Reardon Greater Hobart, Southern Midlands, Huon Valley, South Arm 0459 745 071
Simon Ellis Derwent Valley to Claremont 0439 099 263
Sharron Baird Greater Hobart 0408 311 641
Debra Quartararo Kingston and Channel 0439 396 061
Sarah McDonald Forcett, Lewisham, D/ferry Tasman pen., S/Arm, Lauderdale 0400 973 589
David Witcomb Greater Hobart 0408 214 929
Mark Dunn Kingston to Sandfly, Longley 0427 981 517
Glen Foster Coles Bay to Bicheno to Elephants Pass 0419 106 266
John Sulikowski Northern Suburbs / Brighton Municipality 0403 488 960
Karla Williams Richmond, Sorell, Campania, Orielton 0407 436 230

 

Nests:

Erik Hayward Within 40km of Taroona 6227 9245 – high tree specialist
Mathew Bond Hobart and south to Verona Sands 0499 198 472, 6229 8701

Rob Barker    Greater Hobart and Swansea    0459 393 695

Members who would like (a) their names added to one or both lists, (b) their details changed, or (c) the names removed from the list, please contact the Secretary:  maurice.rimes@bigpond.com