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Next meeting

The final monthly meeting of the SBA for 2019 will be held on Monday 25th November 2019 , starting at 6.30pm, at the Glenorchy LINC, rear entrance.

This will be a General Meeting preceded by a Technical Session on Bee Nest Collection..

All Welcome! Please bring a plate to share.

At 5.30pm a meeting for anyone interested in hearing about or helping at the proposed Hobart Honey Bee Festival in late 2020 are invited to meet.

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

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

Review of Nationally Accredited Bee Keeping Qualifications

A review of the Nationally Accredited Certificate III in Bee Keeping qualification is being undertaken on behalf of the Agriculture and Production Horticulture Industry Reference Committee. As part of this work Face-to-Face Consultation Workshops are being held across Australia. You can register for these workshops on our website (link below). https://www.skillsimpact.com.au/agriculture/training-package-projects/apiculture-bees-project/    or find out… Continue Reading