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.

Next meeting

The next meeting of the SBA will be held on Monday 28th October 2019 , starting at 6.30pm, at the Glenorchy LINC, rear entrance.

This will be a General Meeting preceded by a Technical Session on Hive Splitting.

All Welcome!

2nd Beginner Beekeeper Course for 2019

A second Beginner Beekeeper Course for 2019 commences on Tuesday 15th Oct. The course has reverted to the long format of 6 night & 2 day sessions. A combination of theory & practical sessions – course is intended for new Beekeepers as well as those contemplating taking up this fascinating hobby. Course is limited to… Continue Reading

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

New Secretary

Please welcome Jenny Newton as the Association’s new secretary. For several years, Jenny has been part of the family membership with Dr Bob, our expert on stings and anaphylaxis, and is now taking over from Maurice Rimes, who has been Acting Secretary since shortly after last year’s AGM, and Secretary for five years before that. Continue Reading