Hi Mick, thanks for the welcome!
I am located in Cairns QLD, have recently moved from Shellharbour NSW (about 2 hours south of Sydney), to Townsville QLD (got new job), then 3 weeks ago moved to Cairns (transfer with work), so have been flat out moving! My husband is still in NSW and will be up here after New Year. We are planning to settle in Cairns (hence the bees!).
I have always wanted to get into beekeeping, and since we are renting a house on an acre I decided now was a good time to start up. I have been reading "the bee book" Peter Warhurst - it is fantastic, and I've printed off heaps of info from the beemaster site - I really love the Tai-Chi of beekeeping article, I hope to approach my beekeeping and inspections from this angle.
I am also into herpetology and have been keeping and breeding Australian pythons for about 8 years. I sold my collection and all my gear about a year ago to facilitate our big move north. I hope to return to my snakes on a smaller scale in the future, perhaps just 1 python as a pet (as opposed to the 30 odd snakes we had living with us previously! :-X).
I also have a dog, a female boxer named Nara, and a tank full of barramundi.
Well, hope all is well down south!! Take care!
Regards Brydie :)