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Is it Too Late to Start a New Bee Colony on Tamborine Mountain, Gold Coast?


#1

Hi,
Is it too late for me to start a new colony of bees in the Flow Hive I have just completed?
We live on acreage on Mount Tamborine, Gold Coast.


#2

Hi Jasper, no it’s not too late at all.


#3

Jasper,

Your GOOD to GO ! Now if you lived up here in the Norhern Hemisphere … it’s kind of early n winter still. Temps in the mid 30’s to 40’s F ! I live near Seattle out in the foothills … my bees are waking up but not flying much (way too chilly) …

Good luck n take care,
Gerald


#4

Hi Jeff,
That is just what I needed to hear!!!
please let me know where I need to go from here to get my bees!
I have just ordered a second hive.
We live in an area where there are amazing Australian native trees full of pollen bearing flowers etc. and there are hives in the suburb that are thriving!


#5

Hi Gerald,
Thanks, I am so keen to get started!


#6

Yeah, just locate a colony of bees, a nuc with a nice young queen & go from there.


#7

Again, thanks Mate!
The problem is finding someone in the region with a nuc and young queen.
Any suggestions?
Cheers,
George


#8

Jasper,

You’ll true enjoy beekeeping. Not very day is success or failure … either way is one piece in the puzzle n everyday you can learn bit more. I have 6 hives now n trying to work up to 8 maybe. I keep two colonies over at my daughters property 15 miles away. If something goes wrong I won’t loss the entire group. Keep on keeping on bro ! Good to have you aboard !

Cheers,
Gerald


#9

Thanks.
That is a GREAT set up you have made. looks terrific!