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  1. #1
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    Mar 2014
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    Kangaroo Island SA Australia
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    Post G'Day from Down Under, somewhere along the 35th parallel

    Retired mainlanders, we moved to Kangaroo Island, off the coast of South Australia, and started beekeeping about 8 years ago. We have under 50 hives on our 250 acre farm.

    We don't travel our bees at all; are very respectful of them; don't over-crop, so never have to feed over wet Winters.

    We use an old Penders 4 frame extractor, and cold extract on hot days, if that makes sense. Because we are not big producers, we can package boutique products like comb-rich 3kg buckets for our European clients.

    We also specialise is cutting off cappings wax for the most discerning and knowledgeable of clients. We sell at local markets and promote the Slow Food aspect of our honey.

    Our island's propolis is highly sought after for its skin disease curing properties, and we contribute samples to the Pharmocology Department of a premier University, with pleasing results, which attracts a premium price for our raw propolis. I dabble with the propolis to make tinctures and cremes for personal use only, and wanted to join this site to seek out recipes.

    We are too small to worry about formal bio-whatever accreditation: we simply know how 'clean and green' we are, and so do our customers. That's us!
    Last edited by Barry; 03-28-2014 at 03:18 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: G'Day from Down Under, somewhere along the 35th parallel

    Welcome!
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Centerville, Utah, USA
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    Default Re: G'Day from Down Under, somewhere along the 35th parallel

    welcome to beesource!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Boston, MA
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    Default Re: G'Day from Down Under, somewhere along the 35th parallel

    Oy! Welcome to Bee Source!

    Tony P.
    There must be a harder way to do that... let me find it for you.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Victoria, Australia
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    Default Re: G'Day from Down Under, somewhere along the 35th parallel

    G'day! Have fun. Plenty of information here.

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