BEEKEEPING RESOURCE LINKS
This page is a mix of all sorts of information that will help you along your beekeeping journey - to make it easier to navigate we will loosely group resources into topics and put a ref number so you can find the link easily if you want to revisit it. You will find some topics duplicated in sections of relevance. Whilst this section is a quick link for the young commercial beekeepers we support in South Australia you may find some elements useful irrespective of the size of your beekeeping operation & regardless of which part of the world you call home .
Click on the terracotta coloured fonts below to access pages
#01 - AUSTRALIAN BEEKEEPING EDUCATION STANDARD
Demonstrated competency in the 12 core units of AHC32016 is the basic minimum standard for a person to be work ready as a beekeeper in Australia . The core units provide a bench mark for beekeeping education and also assist beekeepers to identify their beekeeping skills and knowledge deficits. The core units along with additional elective units provide the framework of skill and study that when demonstrated and assessed competent by an (RTO registered training organization assessor ) result in the awarding of certificate 111 in Beekeeping.
For further in depth information on Australian Beekeeping Education Standards please visit the education pages via the menu bar at the top of this page.
#02 - BEECRAFT ~ The Craft Of The Beekeeper
13 AgriFutures Australia Videos click here
#03 - BEST PRACTICE
BOLT - Biosecurity online training
BQual - Australian Beekeeping Industry Owned Quality Assurance System
BQual - Further information 2018
CFS - Country Fire Service SA - codes and draft codes of practice
#04 - BOOKS
#05 - CHILDREN
#06 - EQUIPMENT
Adelaide Beekeeping Supplies - delivery to metro & rural and remote Australia wide
#07 - FEEDING
#08 - FLORA
Enviro data SA ( data sets )
Australian National Botanic Gardens Resources
#09 - HISTORY
Rangelands of the Northern Beekeepers - SA - newspaper article
#10 - HONEY
Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Standard 2.8.2 – Honey
#11 - POLLINATION
AgriFutures Australia - value of pollination and crop specific pollination fact sheets
#12 - QUEEN REARING
Queen Rearing Calendar - auto calculating timetable for recreational/commercial use
#13 - REGULATION
South Australian legislation & regulation April 2018 - ensure you open each section of the page and read the pdf files
#14 - WEBSITES
AgriFutures Australia - research publications
SAAA - South Australian Apiarists Association - website to be updated shortly
#15 - XTRAS
3rd Australian Bee Congress 2018 - presentation papers online click here
Our most common snake bite in SA is the Brown Snake and the bite is painless but as a beekeeper it is vital that you know the specific emergency first aid management for a snake bite regardless if your hives are located metro or rural. All SA beekeepers need a snake bite protocol.
SNAKEBITE FIRST AID - Pressure Immobilisation Bandage & Splint (PIB): Maintain airway/breathing if impaired. Immediately apply a broad compressive bandage to the bite site at same pressure as for a sprain. Extend the bandage to cover the whole of the bitten limb including fingers/toes. Splint limb. Keep patient still; bring transport to patient. DO NOT give alcohol, food, stimulants, or cut the wound, or use a tourniquet. DO NOT WASH OR CLEAN THE WOUND. Leave PIB in place until patient arrives at a place of definitive care (hospital with appropriate antivenom etc). Draw on the outside of the bandage where the bite site is as well as the time of the bite.