GCABS

Gold Coast

Amateur Beekeepers Society Inc.

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Beekeepers Starter Kit

A list of Basic requirements that a beginner will need to start beekeeping

The hive body consists of the following parts;

  • Bottom Board complete with 2 slide out Small Hive Beetle (SHB) traps
  • 2 x 10 frame Supers (wooden boxes) 1 for the Brood Box and 1 for Honey collection
  • 1 x complete migratory Lid
  • 20 x Frames (Full Depth)
  • 20 x Sheets of Full Depth Foundation (was sheets to fit in the frames)
  • 1 x 600g roll of wire, (threaded through the frame to support the foundation.)
  • 1 x bag 500 Brass eyelets, (to prevent frame wire from digging into frame timber)
  • 1 x Emlock and metal strap, ( to secure the hive supers and lid.)
  • 1 x Spur wheel Embedder, (to embed the frame wire into the foundation.)
  • 1 x Embedding board, (to support the foundation while wire is embedded.)
  • 1 x 500g pack 65mm x 1.4mm Flat Head Nails
  • 1 x 500g pack 30mm x 1.5mm Flat Head Nails
  • 1 x 250g pack 25mm x 1.4mm Flat Head Nails

Protective Clothing;

  • 1 x Brimmed Hat with Veil
    Or
  • Bee Jacket with hooded veil
  • Full Bee suit with hooded veil
  • Overalls / Disposable Tyvak overalls w/hat and veil
  • 1 x Pair sturdy long sleeved gloves
  • Boots/Shoes

Basic Tools;

  • 1 x Smoker 4” Stainless Steel
  • 1 x Bee Brush
  • 1 x Hive Tool
  • 1 x 20 litre plastic pail and lid

This equipment is available to GCABS members from the Gold Coast Amateur Beekeepers Society’s equipment officers. Please check operating hours listed under Equipment. 
 

 

Upcoming Events
Nov
7
Tue
2017
6:30 pm Monthly Management Committee Mee...
Monthly Management Committee Mee...
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
GCABS Management Committee Meeting Committee Members and ordinary club members meet monthly on the first Tuesday to discuss business and plan upcoming events. locations vary: TBA by Secretary. Please forward suggestions for the agenda to[...]
Nov
19
Sun
2017
10:00 am GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
GCABS Monthly meeting – All Welcome – Guests and Members
Dec
5
Tue
2017
6:30 pm Monthly Management Committee Mee...
Monthly Management Committee Mee...
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
GCABS Management Committee Meeting Committee Members and ordinary club members meet monthly on the first Tuesday to discuss business and plan upcoming events. locations vary: TBA by Secretary. Please forward suggestions for the agenda to[...]
Dec
17
Sun
2017
10:00 am GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
GCABS Monthly meeting – All Welcome – Guests and Members
Jan
2
Tue
2018
6:30 pm Monthly Management Committee Mee...
Monthly Management Committee Mee...
Jan 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
GCABS Management Committee Meeting Committee Members and ordinary club members meet monthly on the first Tuesday to discuss business and plan upcoming events. locations vary: TBA by Secretary. Please forward suggestions for the agenda to[...]
Jan
21
Sun
2018
10:00 am GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
GCABS Monthly meeting – All Welcome – Guests and Members
Feb
6
Tue
2018
6:30 pm Monthly Management Committee Mee...
Monthly Management Committee Mee...
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
GCABS Management Committee Meeting Committee Members and ordinary club members meet monthly on the first Tuesday to discuss business and plan upcoming events. locations vary: TBA by Secretary. Please forward suggestions for the agenda to[...]
Feb
18
Sun
2018
10:00 am GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
GCABS Monthly meeting – All Welcome – Guests and Members
Mar
6
Tue
2018
6:30 pm Monthly Management Committee Mee...
Monthly Management Committee Mee...
Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
GCABS Management Committee Meeting Committee Members and ordinary club members meet monthly on the first Tuesday to discuss business and plan upcoming events. locations vary: TBA by Secretary. Please forward suggestions for the agenda to[...]
Mar
18
Sun
2018
10:00 am GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
GCABS General Meeting @ Venue TBA in The Buzz
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
GCABS Monthly meeting – All Welcome – Guests and Members