Available to Members
Do you have an unwanted swarm?
Do you have a problem with an unwanted Swarm of Bees in the South Gippsland area?
If at all possible we try to collect swarms and re-settle them into new hives.
Please contact our Swarm List & Swarm Collections Officer:
Sharon Fisher ....... 0418 502 396 ....... 5664 4323
This service is free of charge but may incur traveling costs.
If the swarm is situated high in a tree or in an otherwise inaccessible place (e.g. the wall cavity of a house) then it is probably going to be impossible to remove it and under these circumstances it is best to call an exterminator.
If you are unsure, call Sharon and she will advise you of the best course of action.
Would you like to collect a swarm?
Going on to the SGB Swarm List in order to collect a swarm can be a cheap way to increase the number of your hives
You will need to be available to collect the swarm and be prepared with the appropriate equipment in this event.
Sharon will contact you when a swarm becomes available and you can let her know if you need help to collect the swarm.
If you want to be taken off the list please let Sharon know so that she can remove your name and give the next swarm to the next person on the list.
Please contact Sharon Fisher on 56644323 if you wish to be put on the swarm-list.
2 day rentals available:
Package: De-capping knife, plastic tubs, extractor & strainer $30
De-capping knife and tubs $20 - Extractor alone $15
Contact David on 0433 035144 12pm-7pm
Pick-up and drop off from Korumburra or Club meeting
Our Mentoring Program works with the cooperation of a number of experienced bee-keepers who are willing to offer advice over the phone and in some circumstances on-site with the bees of the member in need.
Please ring our club secretary Bronwyn on 5655 1935 or 0433035143 for access to the mentor's list.
Nuc List NEW to our club.
This list is to provide access:
1. For people who have split their hives or have established swarm colonies that they wish to sell.
2. For people wishing to purchase a small colony of bees for starting out or simply to increase the number of their hives.
Races of bees will vary. Cost will be at the discretion of the seller and not funded or taxed by the club.
Please direct expressions of interest to the Nuc List coordinator.
Peter Gatehouse Ph: 56681815 or 0423244107
American Foulbrood Testing Kits:
The club has kits available for collection at club meetings. Testing is recommended to all beekeepers with one sample per yard or grouping of hives. Please click HERE to download the pdf from Gribbles Pathology.
Happy Bees entering their hive
A swarm established in a possum box
Nuc (nucleus) box used in catching a swarm