Bees out and about in Tamworth as weather warms up

GETTING BUZZED: Tamworth beekeeper Tony Bradbery has been kept busy picking up a number of bee swarms around the region. Photo: Gareth Gardner 199017GGC01
GETTING BUZZED: Tamworth beekeeper Tony Bradbery has been kept busy picking up a number of bee swarms around the region. Photo: Gareth Gardner 199017GGC01

THE abrupt end to this year’s winter has amped-up the region’s bees with a number of swarms picked up around town.

Tamworth beekeeper Tony Bradbery says he has been “flat out” early-on in spring removing half-a-dozen swarms in the last month.

Mr Bradbery said it had been a “good winter” with white box trees flowering through the season and keeping the bees’ honey stores full.

Tamworth apiarists association president, Ray Hull, said people should manage their bees, so swarms don’t become a more regular occurrence.

The apiarists association will be hosting a beekeeping field day in Tamworth on October 7. Mr Hull said the field day would focus on new rules around biosecurity, major pests, diseases and breeding queen bees.

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