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:

Hobart – 

Charlie Connor 0438 596 379 Lenah Valley/Northern Hobart Suburbs /Hobart areas

Craig Holmes  0416 020 003  within an hour or so of Hobart

Heather and Ulrich Adami   0421 200 354  Hobart – within 8 km of CBD

Narelle Webber 0409 808 678 West Hobart

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

Luis Ortega 0466 818 303 Hobart area

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

Andree Kimber 0416 971 423 Taroona

 

Eastern Shore –

Robert Wansbrough  0419 312 051   Eastern shore

Terry Thompson 0437 550 504   Hobart Eastern Shore
Claire Martindill 0437 651 171 Hobart Area, Eastern Shore, Acton and  Sorell area

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

Peter Ridler 0408 204 140 Hobart Area, Eastern Shore (Acton, Sorell, Campania, Tranmere to Bridgewater)

 

Kingborough –

Mark Dunn 0427 981 517  Kingborough and Hobart

Ashley Dales 0409 129 975 Kingborough

Dan Evans 0447 298 199 Kingborough and Hobart

 

Huon Valley-

Daniel Patman 0435 795 636 Huon Valley

 

Channel –

Joyce Reed 0418 176 429 (please text) Channel – Kingston to Cygnet

Jarrah Van Rijswijk 0408 109 030 Channel

 

Derwent Valley –  

Lori Lakos  0413 090 120  New Norfolk, Derwent Valley

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

Graeme Bennett  0429 186 996  Gretna, New Norfolk, Derwent Valley

Seraina-Cristina Schupbach 0487 414 573 Derwent Valley

 

 

Southern Beaches – 

Bob Newton 0427 240 084 Dodges Ferry, Lewisham, Carlton

Kerry Churchill 0417 324 985 Forcett, Sorell, Dodges Ferry,
Brad Try 0423 627 668 South Arm, Sorell

Neil Mickleborough 0459 252233  Sorell, Cambridge, Tasman Peninsular

 

Sorell – 

Andree Schepers 0429 629 315 Acton to Colebrook

 

 

 

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

Hobart – 

Eric Hayward 6229 9245 within 40 minutes of Hobart

Adam Mooney 0417 559 718 greater Hobart area

Eastern Shore – 

Andrew Edwards 0439 403 536 Eastern Shore

Kingborough – 

Mark Dunn 0427 981 517 Kingborough, Sandfly, Leslie Vale
Tom Turbett 0400 544 310 Huon Valley, Kingborough, Channel

Southern Beaches – 

Brad Try 0423 627 668 South Arm, Sorell

Kerry Churchill 0417 324 985 Forcett, sorell, Dodges Ferry

East Coast –

Rob Barker 0459 393 695 E. Coast

Eric Hayward 6229 9245 within 40 minutes of CBD

Kerry Churchill 0417 324 985 Forcett, sorell, Dodges Ferry

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

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

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.