Sharing information & ideas for interested beekeepers in Southern Tasmania.

Swarm Collection

Note 1. Biosecurity Tasmania asks that anyone collecting a swarm within 1km of the Hobart port area collects a cupful of bees to test for exotic pests such as Varroa mite. Thank you for helping protect Tasmania from pest incursions.

Contact the apiary officer on 0407436 230 or the main office on 03 6165 3777

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:

Lori Lakos  0413 090 120  New Norfolk, Derwent Valley
Bob Newton  0427 240 084 Hobart  Sandy Bay, Taroona, South Hobart, Mt Nelson
Todd Lacey  0428 680 013 Brighton, Northern Suburbs
Craig Holmes  0416 020 003  within an hour or so of Hobart
Mark Dunn 0427 981 517 Leslie Vale and surrounds, Kingborough
Eleanor Patterson  0438 334 051  Lenah Valley, New Town, Hobart
Graeme Bennett  0429 186 996  Gretna, New Norfolk, Derwent Valley
Terry Thompson 0418 112 484  Hobart Eastern Shore
Claire Martindill  0437 651 171  Hobart Area,  Eastern Shore, Acton and  Sorell area
Kerry Churchill 0417 324 985 Forcett, Sorell, Dodges Ferry,
Brad Try 0423 627 668 South Arm, Sorell
Andree Schepers 0429 629 315 Acton to Colebrook
Heather and Ulrich Adami   0421 200 354  Hobart – within 8 km of CBD

Alan Baker 0438 873 339 Derwent Valley, Northern suburbs, New Town

Jenni McLeod 0448 515 867 Eastern Shore (South Arm, Sorell to Hobart)

Dan Evans 0447 298 199 Hobart, Kingborough, upper Derwent Valley

Narelle Webber 0409 808 678 West Hobart

Max Lewis 0448 958 943 Lenah Valley, New Town, Moonah

Rob Barker 0459 393 695 Orford, Triabunna, Swansea, Cloes Bay, Bicheno

Luis Ortega 0466 818 303 Hobart area

Seraina-Cristina Schupbach 0487 414 573 Derwent Valley

John Adams 0427 278 151  South Hobart, Fern Tree, Bellerive

 

Collectors of Bee Nests – i.e. in enclosed places such as wall cavities, chimneys, compost bins, …

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
Alan Baker 0438 873 339 Derwent Valley, Northern suburbs, New Town

Jenni McLeod 0448 515 867 Eastern Shore (South Arm, Sorell to Hobart)

Dan Evans 0447 298 199 Hobart, Kingborough, upper Derwent Valley

Adam Mooney 0417 559 718 greater Hobart area

Members who would like (a) their name added to this list, (b) their details changed, or (c) their name removed from the list, please contact the Secretary.