Hi - The education section of our website is currently being updated to reflect the new codes and standards for Australia/ South Australia - new content will be online shortly - Thanks
Lorraine & Marty
Bee AG Skills is a basic guide to some of the skills and practices of bee production. Easy to follow for those new to bee keeping, this book contains step-by-step instructions, diagrams and full-colour pictures. Includes how to maintain hives, use a bee smoker, catch a swarm, remove and extract honey, health and pests in the hive, buying equipment, and working safely with bees. (Also available at "Adelaide Beekeeping Supplies") Purchase a physical copy or download an e-book here.
Pests and diseases can attack specific stages in the lifecycle of the honey bee and they can also attack specific castes. This publication covers the management of pests, diseases and other disorders of the honey bee. Purchase a physical copy or download an e-book here.
The Bee Book has been written and compiled by Australian beekeepers who were also apiary officers of the Dept of Primary Industries & Fisheries, Queensland. It draws on their personal experience and that of other beekeepers, as well as over 100 years of departmental research and experience. After being out of print for 2 years, the third edition of this book has now been released, with more photos and more up to date information relevant to beekeeping in Australia, including colour and black & white photos. Purchase The Bee Book in hard copy here.
" EUCALYPTS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA " (2013) by Dean Nicolle is a great resource for SA based beekeepers, providing a wealth of information regarding the identification, distribution, ecology and uses of 103 South Australian eucalypts.
Online documents – free downloads
The Australian Government's Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation have a range of free download fact sheets. To download them, follow this link and select honeybee from the dropdown menu on the publications page.
Marty spoke with Today Tonight recently about the potential varroa mite threat.
Marty and Lachlan open a hive so you can see how a beehive works in the 2010 segment for the ABC's 'Behind the News"
An educational video showing the life cycle of bees from egg to bee.
Educational website for children
An interactive website produced by the Canadian agricultural museum as a virtual exhibit for children
South Australian STANDARD EQUIPMENT:
Beekeeping has a language all of its own. It is important to consider that the microclimates and practices in Australia and more specifically South Australia are not internationally generic and access to international forums / websites/ and documents may give rise to confused terminology.
When ordering equipment it is important to be familiar with terminology and SA standard equipment measurements
South Australia – Hiveware
- 10 frame (width) 405mm X 510mm
- Standard Fulldepth 247mm or Standard Manley (depth) 170mm
Please note we do not supply international or interstate sized equipment, Ie – (8fr or 12fr – jumbo, deep, ideal, wsp, three quarter , half depth or NZ manley)
Keeping your equipment standard and well maintained will ensure you have a saleable commodity should you wish to sell.