Author Archives: Neal Costello

How Bees Vaccinate Their Young

When it comes to vaccinating their babies, bees don’t have a choice—they naturally immunize their offspring against specific diseases found in their environments. And now for the first time, scientists have discovered how they do it. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-07-bees-naturally-vaccinate-babies.html#jCp   Continue Reading

Hobart City Council Changing By-Laws On Beekeeping

Southern Beekeepers Association have been working on a Code Of Practice for Urban Beekeeping for some time, and recently approached Hobart City Council to discuss altering the current highly restrictive regulations: no more than two hives without the General Manager’s approval, all hives a minimum of fifty metres from the nearest residence. Technically, the fifty metre… Continue Reading

Changes To Beekeeper Registration

Biosecurity Tasmania have announced a change to the cost and structure of Beekeeper registration from June 30th, in the lead up to an even bigger change, the reintroduction of compulsory registration. In a letter distributed to previous registrants and to SBA members, Karla Williams of the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) Biosecurity Tasmania… Continue Reading