Sharing information & ideas for interested beekeepers in Southern Tasmania.

Swarm Collection

If you have a swarm or nest of honey bees that needs collecting, please contact one of the following beekeepers:

Note 1.  Karla Williams, State Apiary Officer, has asked that anyone collecting a swarm from within 2km of the Hobart port, keep a cupful of bees for her to test for pest incursion, and contact her.

Note 2. We are now distinguishing between SWARMS of bees, in the open air, and NESTS of bees, where a colony of bees has taken up residence in a closed space (e.g. wall cavity, eaves, compost bin, chimney, bird nesting box, tree …) These two need different collection methods, nests generally being the more difficult, hence we have separate lists of beekeepers who can collect them.

Note 3.  Please advise the Secretary if at any stage you have collected enough swarms and no longer wish to be on the list

SWARMS – by area:

East Coast
Glen Foster 0419 106 266 Coles Bay/Cranbrook to Elephants Pass
Rob Barker 0459 393 695 East Coast
Susanne Boughton 0438 386430 Fingal Valley, Bicheno to St Helens
Sorell, Richmond, Campania, Tasman Peninsula
Claire Martindill 0437 651 171 Sorell, Richmond areas
Neil Mickleborough 0459 252 233 Sorell, Richmond, Campania, Tasman Pen.
Mat Bond 0499 198 472 Richmond area
Agnes Nienhaus 0418 555 593 Sorell and Richmond areas
Karla Williams 0407 436 230 Richmond, Sorell, Tea Tree
Eastern Shore (incl. to South Arm)
Bob Newton 0427 240 084 E. Shore
Terry Thompson 0418 112 484 E. Shore
Maurice Rimes 0418 838 325 E. Shore
Claire Martindill 0437 651 171 E. Shore
Jane Herbert 0438 444 930 E. Shore
Mat Bond 0499 198 472 E. Shore
Rob Barker 0459 393 695 E. Shore
Andrew Edwards 0439 403 536 E. Shore
Jeff Andrews 0429 185 754 E. Shore
Caroline Langley 0418 841 455 Lauderdale, Acton, Rokeby, Sth Arm
Hobart – within 8 km of CBD
Luis Ortega 0404 990 630
Kim Briggs 0418 136 600
Claire Martindill 0437 651 171
Sam Christensen 0431 098 528
UTas B’k Society 0423 178 751 (Izzy) & 0431 994 948 (Sarah)
Ross Gordon 0414 103 809
Jane Herbert 0438 444 930
Neil Mickleborough 0459 252 233
Mat Bond 0499 198 472
Rob Barker 0459 393 695
Vincent Lyne 0414 082 083 Hobart municip. incl. Mt Nelson
Eleanor Patterson 0438 334 051 Hobart / Lenah Valley
Northern Suburbs, areas north of Hobart
Karla Williams 0407 436 230 Brighton
Simon Ellis 0439 099 263 Derwent Valley to Glenorchy
Lori Lakos 6261 1762 Derwent Valley
Graeme Bennett 0429 186 996 Derwent Valley
Todd Lacey 0428 680 013 Brighton & N. Suburbs
Bob Davey 0447 014 601 N. Suburbs
Kim Briggs 0418 136 600 N. Suburbs to Bridgewater
Sam Christensen 0431 098 528 N. Suburbs
Ross Gordon 0414 103 809 N. Suburbs
Dan Aveling 0411 822 715 Glenorchy area
Rob Barker 0459 393 695 N. Suburbs
Pip Webster 0438 046 149 Tunbridge / Oatlands areas
Taroona, Kingborough, Channel
Kim Briggs 0418 136 600 Taroona to Blackmans Bay
Carmen Campeanu 0400 221 238 Kingborough and Channel
Shari Armstrong 0420 439 358 Kingston
Mark Dunn 0427 981 517 Kingborough, Leslie Vale, Sandfly
Ross Gordon 0414 103 809 Taroona, Kingborough, Channel
Dianne Hunnibell 0419 994 423 Taroona, Kingborough, Channel
UTas B’k Society 0423 178 751 (Izzy) & 0431 994 948 (Sarah)
Tom Turbett 0400 544 310 Kingborough
Neil Mickleborough 0459 252 233 Taroona
Rob Barker 0459 393 695 Taroona
Mat Bond 0499 198 472 Taroona, Kingborough, Channel
Huon Valley, Cygnet
Michael Garner 6294 2365
Carmen Campeanu 0411 221 238
Shari Armstrong 0420 439 358
Ross Gordon 0414 103 809
Tom Turbett 0400 544 310
Mat Bond 0499 198 472
Adam Johnston 0423 283 720
Lisa Montgomery 0428 857 222
Whole of Southern Tasmania
Dan Aveling 0411 822 715 Within 45 minutes of CBD
Erik Hayward 6229 9245 Within 40 minutes of CBD

Collectors of Bee Nests – i.e. in enclosed places such as wall cavities, chimneys, compost bins, …
Todd Lacey 0428 680 013 Brighton & N. Suburbs
Bob Davey 0447 014 601 N. Suburbs
Sam Christensen 0431 098 528 Hobart & N. Suburbs
Mat Bond 0499 198 472 E. Shore to Richmond, Hobart, Kingborough, Channel, Huon Valley, Cygnet
Mark Dunn 0427 981 517 Kingborough, Sandfly, Leslie Vale
Tom Turbett 0400 544 310 Huon Valley, Kingborough, Channel
Rob Barker 0459 393 695 E. Coast, E. Shore, Hobart, N. Suburbs, Taroona
Susanne Boughton 0438 386430 Fingal Valley, Bicheno to St Helens
Andrew Edwards 0439 403 536 E.Shore
Erik Hayward 6229 9245 Within 40 minutes of CBD

Members who would like (a) their names added to one or both lists, (b) their details changed, or (c) the names removed from the list, please contact the Secretary Maurice Rimes maurice.rimes@bigpond.com