Northern Beaches Beekeepers Apiary Field Day – Sugar Shake
At this Apiary Day you will do a Sugar Shake to detect any parasites (e.g Varroa Mites) in the hive.
As you might recall, under the Biosecurity Code of Practice it is mandatory for all beekeepers to inspect at least one hive in each apiary for the presence of arthropod pests, including Varroa and Tropilaelaps mites.
Although luckily the chance to find anything is very remote and hope that it stays that way, it is important that all beekeepers do their part so that if/when the mite arrives we can detect it and take action as soon as possible.
As always, there will be plenty of time to ask any beekeeping related question.
The apiary is located at 2 Spicer Rd NORTH, Oxford Falls.
If you come via Wakehurst Pkwy, turn into Oxford Falls Rd West and around 200 meters after the causeway it’s the first road on the left.
Please park on the road on one side so you don’t block the road, and walk 50 m up the driveway to arrive at the apiary (NO PARKING ON THE PROPERTY)
For those who don’t have a veil, the club has a limited number for hire at $5.00 (various sizes)
Biosecurity Gloves are available for all participants. Please leave yours at home to reduce the risk of spreading disease from one apiary to another.