'GILBERT BEEKEEPING' ~ 'LAURA GARDENS BEES'
17485A ~ Horrocks Highway ~ North Laura ~ SA ~ 5480
by appointment only - mobile 0417824739
Our Vision is to assist in achieving the highest standard of beekeeping practice in South Australia.
2019 - Welcome :- We hope you find the multiple pages and sections on our website helpful or at least thought provoking and expand your knowledge and perspective on keeping European Honeybees in an Australian environment. Australian Beekeeping Industry Standards exist to not only encourage you in your beekeeping practice but to also protect European Honeybees as a resource vital for pollination and subsequently our food security into the future. We invite you to scroll through each page on the site via the access menu bar at the top of the page to view detailed content on multiple beekeeping topics and issues relevant to all beekeeping sectors recreational, part time and commercial.
Regardless of which ever part of the world you call home we wish you well on your beekeeping journey. - Regards Marty & Lorraine
MAY is NATIONAL HONEY MONTH in Australia ~ MAY 20th is United Nations endorsed WORLD BEE DAY
ABC North & West Breakfast Radio interview 16/05/19 Queue 16.33mins click here
Great way to celebrate NHM is reading and discussing “THE STORY OF HONEY”
free online book - supported by AHBIC ( Australian Honey Bee Industry Council) click here
Bringing back the bees on Big Ideas - ABC RN - Radio National with Paul Barklay
South Australian Apiarists Association extends an invitation to all beekeepers and interested persons to the annual SAAA conference JUNE 10th & 11th in Adelaide South Australia - for further details including program and registration please visit the SAAA website click here
If you have a SWARM related issue ~ click here
If NEW TO BEES ~ click here
All persons KEEPING BEES in Australia ~ click here
REMINDER legal requirement to register your hives - (1- 4 hives no cost) ~ click here
3rd Australian Bee Congress 2018 - presentation papers online ~ click here
About :- Who we are and what we do.
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN ~ Honey / Beeswax / Commercial Pollination Services/ Commercial Beekeeping Mentoring
Martin & Lorraine Gilbert operate "Gilbert Beekeeping" and "Laura Gardens Bees" South Australia.
Martin began his bee journey as a 13 year old at Urrbrae Agricultural College and later started his commercial beekeeping operation in 1972.. Martin has been an advocate for both recreational and commercial beekeeping best practice in South Australia since the 70’s and in addition to representing South Australian beekeepers at both state and federal level he was involved with the hosting of the international apimondia in Adelaide in 1977.
As migratory beekeepers we travel SA with our bees providing pollination services and allow our bees to forage on nectar sources to produce premium SA honey.
The facets of our commercial business include:-
• Commercial Pollination - SA wide including - Commercial Hive Brokerage and Hive Management on behalf of clients
• Bulk Honey - domestic & commercial
• Bees Wax - domestic & commercial
Honey & Bees Wax - contact Lorraine 0417824739 .
We support beekeeping in South Australia through:-
Promotion of S.A. regulations and requirements for beekeeping and Australian National Standards for beekeeping and food production.
Advocating effective biosecurity practices
Encouraging innovative beekeeping practices, management and skills.
Production of South Australian Artisan honey
Community advocacy and the right for persons paying for beekeeping education/ mentoring in SA to be assured the educator is able to demonstrate a level of competency equivalent to the national minimum education standard of AHC32016 - 12 core units. ref education section”(~A