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), tasmanianbeekeepers.org.au  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.

Field Day

The Association’s Annual Field Day will be held on Sunday 4th November 2018, at 9 for 9.30am to 3pm.

All Welcome! Entry is free.

New venue for the Field Day this year: 480 Middle Tea Tree Road, Richmond.
Directions (travelling from Hobart): Turn left for Campania when entering Richmond, then immediately left on to Middle Tea Tree Road. No.480 is about 3 km from Richmond on the right hand side.

On the programme: Hive opening for beginners, honey extraction, queen rearing demos.(grafting and hive work), equipment displays, auction of pre-loved equipment and much more. Come and talk bees with beekeepers of all levels of experience.

Next meeting

The next meeting of the SBA will be on for Monday 26 November 2018, starting at 6.30pm, at the Glenorchy LINC, rear entrance. Please note the earlier starting time than previous meetings! The technical session at this meeting will be a panel Q&A session. All Welcome! Members are asked to bring a plate to this… Continue Reading

Future Meeting Times

The starting times for the meetings on 29th October and 26th November will be 6.30pm, not the usual 7.30pm. The Association’s Executive has decided to make this change in response to feedback from some members, particularly those living far out of town. This change may be extended into 2019, depending on further member feedback. The… Continue Reading

Junior Beekeeping

A Tasmanian Junior Beekeeping Group was established in 2017.  It didn’t take long for it to start thriving, thanks to energetic volunteers – they have even harvested honey from their hives.   The group generally meets near Richmond, and welcomes 7 to 17 year olds who are curious about the delights of bees and beekeeping.… Continue Reading