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Offline JasonP

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Greetings from Brisbane, Australia
« on: May 04, 2013, 12:34:07 AM »
Hello all, I'm on my information gathering quest before kitting up during winter ready for spring in September. I've always been interested in the notion of having my own hives but never done anything about it, so this is the year. So I look forward to gleaning some wisdom & advise from you all.
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Jason

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Re: Greetings from Brisbane, Australia
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2013, 12:43:15 AM »
Hello and welcome, Jason. It sounds so odd for me to hear someone talk about spring in September! Here in Alabama, our spring usually starts around March-April.  :-D  There is loads of information and wonderful people here to help. Come back often!  David

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Re: Greetings from Brisbane, Australia
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2013, 02:20:56 AM »
Welcome to the forum, JasonP.  Beek is addictive after you catch to bug.  There are threads and videos here that can help.  Also you can check if there are any bee clubs in your area.  Good luck and welcome.



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Re: Greetings from Brisbane, Australia
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2013, 02:36:39 AM »
Thank you guys, looking forward to it. ;)

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Re: Greetings from Brisbane, Australia
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2013, 05:27:34 AM »
Jason

Welcome to the forum. There are a number of bee clubs around Brisbane depending whereabouts you are located and generally they will offer local advice and have a library available for members.

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Re: Greetings from Brisbane, Australia
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2013, 08:11:27 AM »
Hi Kevin I'm in Camp Hill, will have to look them up.
Thanks
Jason

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Re: Greetings from Brisbane, Australia
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2013, 08:41:30 AM »
Jason

Probably the closest one to you would be Brisbane Amateur Beekeeper's Society which meet 1st Thursday each month (except January) 7.00pm at Sunnybank Hills Public Library Sunnybank Hills Shopping Centre, Cnr Compton & Calam Roads, Sunnybank Hills Qld. Email Bridget Barber "barber.household@btinternet.com".

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Re: Greetings from Brisbane, Australia
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2013, 01:02:19 PM »
Welcome to the forum.

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Re: Greetings from Brisbane, Australia
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2013, 11:48:21 PM »
Welcome from tomorrow land.

Good luck with the bees.

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Re: Greetings from Brisbane, Australia
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2013, 07:15:06 PM »
So I finaly have got all my supers, frames, lids built. I thought that the easiest way to get some bees was to buy a hive of a mate of mine, so three days in and the're all going well bringing in lots and lots of pollen. No beetles yet thank goodness unlike my mates place on the other side of the city, who has heaps beetels flying in. Look forward to getting inside soon for a look to see what I've got. Exciting!