I live 500km s/west of Brisbane near westmar in QLD ,cartake 3000ac cattle property. i got in to bees about april this year. 4hives had come of truck igot a phone call about them .they were 73km from home got to them just after dark,i new nothing about honey bees .no veil no gloves what a mess,manged to save 2 hives the other 2 were beyond it. got hit on the butt straight up. made me come to attention fast tuck shirt in pull belt up a notch. i realized torch up set them. so i worked in the tail light of ute . manged to get the 2 hives under the canopy of my ute .it was 3.30 in the morning before i got them set up at home. got on to dpi gave re-go num on hives. had the owner on the phone in ten minutes .cut long story short this is how i got in to bees as he gave them to me. found out they had come of truck 4 days before i saved th am . out-of the hole operations only got stung twice, couple days later is another story they had a good chew.