Southerns Beekeeping Association

Photo competition amongst our members

Hi all.

Southerns is proud to be sponsoring posters of Bees for the education center at Joburg Zoo. The committee has decided to hold a photo competition amongst our members. There will be 2 categories: 1. For A1 size posters, minimum 12 mega pixel cameras. 2. For A2 size posters, cell phone and lesser cameras. We need great pics that explains Bees to kids and adults. Queen , brood,honey, lava, apiary site etc. There will be 19 pics chosen with 3 winners. We need 1 pic of the cycle of life in a separate prize category. The 20 chosen pics will have the photographers’ name put on the poster with the Zoo logo and Southerns logo. Pic MUST be taken by the entrant and NOT copied. All entries to be sent to with photographers name and category entered. Closing date is 12 October and winners will be announced at our year end dinner.

Thanks to Christopher Russell for the photo

Free swarm arrival

Here are some more shots of a swarm that just arrived in my open workshop – spring 2016.

I shook them into a brood box and let them settle. they still going strong!

Regards Norman Venn

Recent TV Interview on the SA Bee Industry

Earlier this week SABIO and Croplife were invited to discuss the Bee Industry and Pollination Services on the Grootplaas Morning Show on the Kyknet Channel. Here is a copy of the programme for your interest and to distribute to your members for their information if you so wish.

Please excuse my husky voice [Mike Miles] but I had a raging sore throat and it was a live interview at 5.30 on the Monday morning. Dirk Uys, from Crop Life came across much better.