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Offline Old McMillans Farm

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G'day from western Sydney
« on: January 28, 2013, 03:50:44 AM »
G'day I'm Mac & I stumbled onto this site while trying to find a supplier of bees near Sydney.(no luck yet) I have built a Top Bar Hive and ready to stock it. I have also had swarm traps placed strategically around & near the farm with no success in catching a swarm. So I hope to meet someone reasonably close to the Penrith area with some experience who might help me out with a nucleus & Queen.

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Re: G'day from western Sydney
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 08:20:01 AM »
Hello Macmillan and welcome.  You could contact the local beekeepers club and you'd likely find a supplier there and possibly more information than you ever thought you'd want to know.

http://www.beekeepers.asn.au/

Keep us informed of your progress.  I haven't met anyone with a topbar hive.

Lone

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Re: G'day from western Sydney
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2013, 09:59:48 PM »
Welcome to the site!  Check with Hornsby Beekeeping Supplies as they have been selling package bees this year.

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Re: G'day from western Sydney
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2013, 10:05:29 PM »
I hear that the Parramatta Amateur Beekeepers association branch is quite active and very good - you should try them.

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Re: G'day from western Sydney
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2013, 10:15:27 PM »
Welcome to the forum Mac, glad to have you with us!

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Re: G'day from western Sydney
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2013, 06:10:18 PM »
Mac,
Nepean amateur beekeepers meet once a month, every second Sunday of the month, around 9.30 start, at Nepean high school. You enter by the gate on the south side of the school, it's in a shed right up the back, near the poultry. Close the gates, they have sheep and cowson site grazing the footie field. It's a friendly group, always some beginners.

See ya there sometime
Wonga

 

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