In the news

I was lucky enough to be interviewed on beekeeping in urban settings by the Guardian Australian and then by ABC Melbourne. A key message I tried to get across was for those interested in keeping bees to do their homework, join a club and do a beekeeping course. Beekeeping takes commitment and you and your
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Thinking about keeping bees?

To be a good beekeeper requires knowledge of the science behind beekeeping and bees and having a set of beekeeping skills and practices. You need to be prepared to invest time and resources in developing your expertise to become a good and responsible beekeeper. Beekeeping is not for everyone. I meet many people who begin
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Swarm Capture

It’s now the last week of October and, on a fine day, I average 5 calls a day requesting capture of swarms. Of course I’ve run out of room to store any more bees and so refer people on. The sites I suggest that you try are: The Beekeepers Club Aussie Apiarists Swarm Patrol Capturing
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Biosecurity

I recommend to all beekeepers, no matter how big or small your operation is, to do the online Honey Bee Biosecurity course. Currently its free in Australia for all beekeepers and required by those with more than 50 hives. This is the second time I’ve completed the course as you should renew ever 3 years.
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