The story so far … I had a very engaging Biology teacher at school who kept bees as a hobby. He made them sound so interesting and would often relate whatever he was teaching us to something going on in a bee hive. For years I have wanted to keep bees.
When I stopped travelling for work, I suddenly found that the opportunity had arisen. I read several books and attended a course and soon realised this is what I wanted to do with my spare time. I bought a few hives and quickly noticed the difference in temperament and production of the colonies. This raised my curiosity and I soon started to manage my colonies so I could increase the number of hives I have. I am still building that number up. I have been keeping bees since 2009.
I used to teach beekeeping at the WEA in Angus Street, Adelaide, but my regular job then had me travelling so much I had to give that away. However, I am now able to teach again and provide first class equipment to beekeepers who share a common interest in maintaining healthy, productive hives.
We moved to Petwood (just outside Nairne, SA), in the Adelaide Hills in December 2015. A lovely, quiet part of the world with great rolling countryside and all manner of birds and other wildlife. We even have a tree reported to be 600 years old.
I hope you also develop an interest in beekeeping. It is very rewarding and certainly helps take your mind off the day to day pressures that most of us endure.
I do hope you enjoy this website and find all the information you need. If there is anything else I can help you with, please drop me an email and I will do the best I can to get your issue resolved. If you are interested in attending a “Beekeeping For Beginners” course or a refresher workshop, or even a queen marking workshop, please make your booking online above. Courses are filling fast!