bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Beefarming business burnt out

Zac Long, a 27 year old Australia beekeeper, had just built of his commercial beefarming business in Victoria, Australia when fires incinerated 160 of his hives.

He'd just moved them into Hall's Gap where there is some of the best bee forage in the state when the bush fires struck and took out two-thirds of his colonies. With a young family to look after, he must now look elsewhere for a job, but expects to keep on beekeeping as a hobby. He started beekeeping aged seven.

Update 30 Jan 2006: I think this is the fire.


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