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.

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 starting time for the meeting on 24th September remains at 7.30pm.
The venue is unchanged: Glenorchy Library, rear entrance.

Next meeting

The next meeting of the SBA will be on for Monday 24 September 2018, starting at 7.30pm, at the Glenorchy LINC, rear entrance. The technical session at this meeting will be a presentation by Peter Norris on Queens: Local Rearing and Importing from the Mainland. All Welcome! 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