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Greetings from South East Queensland
« on: November 29, 2011, 06:40:18 AM »
Hi everyone my name is Tony and I reside in south east Queensland. I have just got my first honey bee nucleus which I placed in my new hive box.

I've had stingless native bees for a couple of years for pollination of our veggies and the novelty value. Decided to finally give honey bees a go to get some honey of my own.

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Re: Greetings from South East Queensland
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2011, 11:04:32 AM »
Welcome to the site! Larry

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Re: Greetings from South East Queensland
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2011, 12:45:11 PM »
Welcome to the forum. Keep on reading, there is a lot of good information here.
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Re: Greetings from South East Queensland
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2011, 03:25:34 PM »
Welcome to the forum.

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Re: Greetings from South East Queensland
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2011, 06:54:47 AM »
Hi Tony,

How many stingless hives do you have? I've just recently split some of mine. I currently have 8 with 2 more to split.

Shane
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Re: Greetings from South East Queensland
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2011, 07:11:29 AM »
Shane,

I have two hives at present, a Trigona carbonaria. and Austroplebeia  australis. I'm getting a couple of Trigona hockingsi hives for Christmas.

Lost two caronaria hives over the last two years, not sure why though.

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Re: Greetings from South East Queensland
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2011, 06:46:19 PM »
Welcome Tony, from another SEQ beekeepers,
I live in Brisbane but have my hives down the coast.
Good luck, I think that beekeeping in SEQ is easier than most other places in the world from readin these forums. I went from one hive in july 2010 and am not at about 6 hives and have lost two swarms in that time. Just make sure you keep the beetle traps full and checked and you should do fine.
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Re: Greetings from South East Queensland
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2011, 11:48:32 PM »
Welcome Tony,

Another Northern Brisbane beekeeper here.... actually only just down the road from you, at Narangba. SE QLD is a good spot for raising bees, but you do need to keep up with our SHB traps. The high humidity really lets them go crazy if they get a foothold in your hives. I lost one hive a month ago in only 8 days!

Enjoy the bees!
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Re: Greetings from South East Queensland
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2011, 03:17:50 AM »
Shane,

I have two hives at present, a Trigona carbonaria. and Austroplebeia  australis. I'm getting a couple of Trigona hockingsi hives for Christmas.

Lost two caronaria hives over the last two years, not sure why though.

All mine are the Trigonas. I did have some Australis hives but they all died off. I don't think the climate around here is suited to them.
Shane

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Re: Greetings from South East Queensland
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2011, 03:19:28 AM »
Welcome Tony,

Another Northern Brisbane beekeeper here.... actually only just down the road from you, at Narangba. SE QLD is a good spot for raising bees, but you do need to keep up with our SHB traps. The high humidity really lets them go crazy if they get a foothold in your hives. I lost one hive a month ago in only 8 days!

Enjoy the bees!

I'm just up the road from the both of you. Getting a small community going around these parts  :-P
Shane

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Re: Greetings from South East Queensland
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2011, 06:22:45 PM »
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I'm just up the road from the both of you. Getting a small community going around these parts  tongue

We should organise a meet-up  for coffee at some time!
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Re: Greetings from South East Queensland
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2011, 07:39:41 PM »
Sounds like a plan.
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Re: Greetings from South East Queensland
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2011, 10:42:47 PM »
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I'm just up the road from the both of you. Getting a small community going around these parts  tongue

We should organise a meet-up  for coffee at some time!

Sounds good, I'll also be joining the Northside Beekeepers Assn Inc. next year.

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Re: Greetings from South East Queensland
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2011, 01:22:17 AM »
I am a member there.... really nice club and great bunch of people. I work away a lot and therefore miss a lot of the meetings, but their open days etc are always good. Look forward to seeing you there!
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Re: Greetings from South East Queensland
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2012, 11:09:16 PM »
Welcome to the site!

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Re: Greetings from South East Queensland
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2012, 08:28:23 PM »
Hey guys,

I am new to the world of bees and I am in narangba aswell.  Would love to learn some more about native bees. 

Steve
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Re: Greetings from South East Queensland
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2012, 06:36:54 AM »
Hey Steve,

I'm still learning about all types of bees at present, you should come along to Northside Beekeepers, I just purchased 2 hives off one of the members there.

I can try out help out but my knowledge is pretty limited.

Cheers,
Tony