Sharing information & ideas for interested beekeepers in Southern Tasmania.

Southern Tasmanian Beekeepers Association Inc.

The Southern Tasmanian Beekeepers Association Incorporated is a forum for back-yard and commercial beekeepers alike in Southern Tasmania. Membership conveys great benefits through sharing ideas and information. We also conduct a range of activities for the benefit of southern beekeepers.

Next meeting

 

THE NEXT GENERAL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY 30TH NOVEMBER AT THE CLAREMONT HALL, 41 MAIN ROAD, CLAREMONT AT 6.30PM

Technical Session: Wax Processing – Peter Norris

As this is our last meeting for 2020, please bring a small plate of supper.

ALL WELCOME

 

 OPEN DAY – Sunday 15th November at 9.30am – Murphy’s Flats

Peter Norris will run a hive splitting session at Murphy’s Flats.

Please take care entering the site. The turn off is just after the double lanes heading to New Norfolk.  If coming from Hobart Peter suggests pulling over until all lanes are clear or proceeding to the speed boat club and turning around. The entrance is a gateway through the she oaks. Bring your bee suits.

From 12 noon, Hut No. 8 at Tolosa Park has been booked for a social get together. There are 2 electric BBQ’s. Please bring your own food, drink and picnic supplies. All welcome to both activities.

 

 

Fire Impacts

Bushfires this season are having a devastating effect on bees and beekeeping in southern Tasmania. In the Gell River fire, the fires along the Scotts Peak Road, and especially the extensive area burnt in the Arve, there has been a loss of hives, damage to access roads, and particularly a serious loss of foraging resource… 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

QLD beekeepers use satellite tracking for security

Along with the weather, the threat of pesticides and vandals, hive theft is yet another challenge beekeepers face. Central Queensland commercial beekeeper Paul Marsh, who is frustrated with thieves, has resorted to modern technology to arrest the problem. “The first time hives got stolen it was pretty emotional and the last few I just got… Continue Reading