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The Amateur Beekeeper - December 2017

The Amateur Beekeeper - December 2017

In this issue:

  • 2018 Membership Now Open
  • AFB Survey Results. City Field Day
  • Announcing 2018 Conference Details And Ticket Offer
  • Stop Package Bees Absconding
  • Melopita: Ricotta Honey Cake
  • Three Ways To Show-And-Tell
  • New Bee Discovery   
  • Biosecurity Officer. Bee Identification
  • Illawarra Guests. Contest Win
  • Build Your Own Bee Vac    
  • Spotlight On: Manning Valley   
  • Clubs On The Move
  • Contacts And Resources

The Amateur Beekeeper - October/November 2017

The Amateur Beekeeper - October/November 2017

In this issue:

  • AFB AWARENESS MONTH
  • Biosecurity News. Diary dates
  • Rego fee freeze. Member cards. Swarms
  • When to open hives after winter. Contest
  • Council meeting 29 October. ABA shop
  • Science or Snake Oil: Manuka honey
  • Ask a beekeeping expert
  • Tocal Field Day 14 October
  • Decoding the language of bees
  • Warning signs. Spring tips. Apiary ID
  • Biosecurity: splitting hives, almond season
  • Inner West Field Day 28 October
  • Inveterate Inventor on warming cabinets
  • Free Guide to Identifying Bees etc
  • Club contacts. Links. Executive

The Amateur Beekeeper - August/September 2017

The Amateur Beekeeper - August/September 2017

In this issue

  • THE NEW RULES OF BEEKEEPING
  • Biosecurity Code of Practice
  • Manual, Registration Fees, Notifying Problems
  • Editorial: Getting the new rules to work
  • Our message to the Minister & Director General
  • Introducing the new ABA president
  • Anaphylaxis first aid: faster, simpler
  • Refining waste wax – safely – with your microwave
  • Ask the experts: our new online helpdesk
  • Honey wanted! Help protect Australia’s reputation
  • Hive hints. History. And bee facts
  • Save the date! Tocal Field Day October 14
  • DPI’s Rod Bourke on beekeeping for productivity
  • Around the clubs. Warré thoughts
  • Inveterate Inventor vs candy
  • Club contacts. Links

The Amateur Beekeeper - June/July 2017

The Amateur Beekeeper - June/July 2017

In this issue

  • Northern Rivers’ triumph at Ballina
  • Highlights of the AGM. The new team
  • Meet the President. Council meeting
  • Honey cake, contest rules and congrats
  • Biosecurity update: A note from the new NSW Bee Biosecurity Officer
  • The disease affecting one in five hives
  • Test your Bee-Q
  • Submitting samples. Befriending bears
  • Notes from a Honeyland volunteer
  • The truth about infant botulism
  • Inveterate Inventor powers up the extractor. Plus experts needed online
  • High-school beekeeper. Next AGM
  • Testing an app for local apiaries
  • Feeding bees. Recipes and advice
  • Grants and club contacts

The Amateur Beekeeper - Apr/May 2017

The Amateur Beekeeper - Apr/May 2017

APRIL/MAY 2017 ISSUE

  • HOW TO WIN A SHOW PRIZE
  • And contest mistakes to avoid
  • GRANTS. INSURANCE. DIY DETAILS
  • New logo. Special badges & spoons
  • BIOSECURITY UPDATE: Chalkbrood Hive Hints
  • BEE NUTRITION EXPLAINED
  • Reporting nuisance bees
  • THE NEW HONEY LABEL REGULATIONS
  • Diseases: How to send samples
  • ABA’s NEW CONSTITUTION
  • High risk of bigger beetles
  • BEES IN THE NEWS
  • Wax Moth Quiz. True or False?
  • INVETERATE INVENTOR discovers the perfect honey extracting room
  • MEMBERSHIP NUMBERS
  • 2017 AGM. Next month in Ballina
  • ABA BEEKEEPER TRAINING.
  • Club contacts

The Amateur Beekeeper - Feb/Mar 2017

The Amateur Beekeeper - Feb/Mar 2017

In this issue...

  • Welcome to the ABA in 2017: membership trends, resolving online payment problems
  • Doug Somerville writes on: The essentials of dealing with pests and diseases
  • Swarm Collector: It’s time to register on the new online system
  • ABA Club competition: get competitive with honey, wax, photos, cakes and much more
  • Hive hints Six ways to be a perfect beekeeper
  • Small Hive Beetle: Research on the nose
  • SHB update Plus test-and-tag your electrics
  • Natural beekeeping. The movement is gaining momentum around the world. Here’s how to find out more
  • News: ABA meets DPI on biosecurity concerns
  • Snippets from our history. Plus help needed to gather information
  • Easter Show: Your chance to volunteer at Honeyland
  • March Council Meeting: where, when and what’s to be discussed
  • New club update. Plus an invitation for travellers
  • Bees in the news. Scientists uncover yet more ways that bees set a stellar example.
  • Inveterate Inventor cuts 10-frame boxes down to size
  • AGM in Ballina. May 21
  • ABA Tech Grants
  • Club contacts

The Amateur Beekeeper - Oct/Nov2016

The Amateur Beekeeper - Oct/Nov2016

In this issue:

  • Spring/summer essentials: hive management tips
  • Collecting swarms: what to check
  • Best smoker fuel
  • Amateur registration: need for change
  • Hive rescue. Bees in a couch
  • What happens at Steritech
  • Grand theft Manuka
  • Leptospermum Project + honey analysis
  • Bee Biosecurity Officer – An update from around the state
  • Sting of the Wild, plus tell us your most painful story
  • Q&A Why the dead bees in the backyard
  • Letter to the editor – Queen Excluders
  • How bees make honey, explained
  • Bees in the news – media round up
  • Inveterate Inventor tackles filler frames
  • Bega meeting agenda – fees and more
  • Field days in Tamworth and at Tocal
  • Club contacts
  • Grants: Has your club applied yet?

The Amateur Beekeeper - Aug/Sept 2016

The Amateur Beekeeper - Aug/Sept 2016

In this edition:

  • ABA Campaign on Biosecurity: Why we need new amateur beekeeper registration rules, and how you can add your voice
  • Latest on QLD’s Varroa incursion
  • Sterilising equipment: Gamma irradiation
  • Honey dumping petitions
  • Bee adventures: A first person account
  • Book Review: Australian Beekeeping Manual
  • Pros and cons of queen excluders
  • Honey Month round up and ideas
  • Report of Mudgee ABA council meeting
  • Quiz: Test your AFB knowledge
  • Bees in the news
  • Inveterate Inventor: Perfect hive mats
  • Instructions for making external feeders
  • News of field days at Tocal College and Pittwater
  • ABA Contacts