Hello, I am in North West Tasmania. I kept bees with my Grandfather quite a few years ago, well I probably just got in the way most of the time, but I managed to learn a little bit. My Grandfather had over 1000 hives at one stage, but we had about half a dozen or so to look after after he "retuired". I still have a heap to learn as I didn't really get enough time with my Grandfather and our bees before school and his ill health got in the way. I don't have any hives at the moment, but I would like to get back into beekeeping as a hobby. Regards to all, Simon.