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  1. #1
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    Default G'day from Oz

    G'day from Oz.

    SlickMick here. While all you Beeks from the lands beyond are having a well earned kip we are working in temps in the mid to high 90s

    I live in Brisbane, Queensland on the east coast of Oz south of the Great Barrier Reef and east of Uluru.

    I have been keeping bees for about 15 years until the 2 hives I had were wiped out by the SHB. Didn't know a thing about the pest until then but I sure do know a lot more now.

    I have since caught a couple of swarms and bought a nuc over the past 3 weeks so I am in the process of restocking and enjoying the girls once again.

    I sell a bit of honey and make a bit of mead so I am really into the game for the fun of it and the interest.

    Other interests include spending a lot of time in my suburban garden and playing archery.. I'm retired and married with 2 adult kids and 3 grandchildren so life is pretty full.

    Hope to catch up with some of you over time.

    See you around

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    Welcome, and hope to hear more of beekeeping
    from the land down under. Of all the places I've
    wanted to visit, Australia has been at the top of
    the list since I was a kid.

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    Thanks for the welcome, Sundance. You must be a bit of a night owl to respond to my post at this time of day/night

    The problem with living in large countries is that you cant manage to see everything or do anything in a month of visiting overseas. We spent 6 weeks in Canada, LA, Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon quite a few years ago and hardly touched the surface.

    Still we were glad to have the time to explore what we were able to in the time we had and I am sure you would find it much the same should you ever make it here.

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    Hello SlickMick and welcome to this forum. May we be helpful and entertaining! There are so many aspects to beekeeping, never a dull moment. I too am retired and enjoy all the surrounds of it. I build most of the woodwork for about four hives. They are Langstroth and are on eighteen inch high pipe stands as I also do some welding and use mostly what other people throw away. I am also experimenting with various wood joints and am fighting varroa and small hive beetles. On a quiet day alone with our bees you may find an old man talking to those nice little insects.....and they listen!.......maybe.....Take care and have fun

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    Sounds like we have a lot to learn from you. Glad you're here! Looking forward to your posts.
    "My wife always wanted girls. Just not thousands and thousands of them......"

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    Welcome SlickMate. I too have always wanted to visit your wonderful country. Doubt that I will ever be able to afford the trip but I have always yearned to visit.

    Years ago I put in for a work visa to maybe move to your country to live a few years. I worked in the IT field and my wife was a nurse. To my surprise they didn't want to give me a visa, they wanted me to move to Australia and become a citizen.

    Perhaps I should have done that. Or dual citizenship.
    De Colores,
    Ken

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