Monthly Archives: October 2014

RMIT Apiary

3 hives moved to RMIT Bundoora East campus for research into honey bee flight.


Its a great apiary location and should provide some honey too!

Here’s my colleague Sridhar who studied bumblebee flight at Harvard, now switching to the honey bee since the bumble bee is not present in Australia (apart from Tasmania, but that’s another story of tomato growers and dastardly smuggling deeds).

bundoora bees


Collected cat kennel (is this the right term?) with colony inside and removed for cutout to the privacy of my garden.

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Small colony now doing well in a more conventional Langstroth hive.