...don't know what happened to Geoff's visit to tassie. Maybe my reference to Perth made people think I was having a lend of him (there is actually a town called "Perth" in Northern Tasmania). The offer is still open and the commercial guys are building frames and painting supers frantically, so bee activity is starting to build up around here.
Richard, feeding bees in late winter/early spring really gets them going. I was talking to a commercial beekeeper recently and he said that his bees had gone through a 44 gallon drum of syrup in a week (about 100 hives I think) so they must be building up fast. I've been renovating some old gear ready to try and catch a couple of swarms so that I can get some bees again - by the looks of things, I'd better get a move on!!!
Ha ha, apparently it is a small world after all Richard. Since we live in the same town we should meet up some time if you are interested.