Bee Society volunteers build hive boxes for KI

Bee Society volunteers building hive boxes on KI

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Bee Society of SA volunteers at the end of their first week of building boxes and frames on Kangaroo Island.

Bee Society of SA volunteers at the end of their first week of building boxes and frames on Kangaroo Island.

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Society building bee equipment for semi-commercial and commercial beekeepers.

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RECREATIONAL beekeepers from around SA have travelled to Kangaroo Island to make replacement equipment for professional honey producers.

Over the 2019/20 summer, Kangaroo Island was devastated by bushfires, and beekeepers lost approximately 1000 beehives.

The Bee Society of South Australia has supported volunteers travelling to Kangaroo Island, at their own expense, to build bee equipment for semi-commercial and commercial beekeepers.

Phil Marshall from the Bee Society said the project was called "Build a Bee Box".

Teams are rotating through two weeks in July and two weeks in August to assist KI beekeepers.

Everything needs to be built on KI to adhere to strict bee biosecurity regulations.

The volunteers have been working with and in the shed of KI Beekeepers Group president Mark Harte.

Mr Harte said project was an excellent help to beekeepers in their fire recovery process.

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