Castlemaine Bee Sanctuary Nestbox Bee Rehoming Update
Posted by Daniel on 14 September 2016
We are one week into the crowdfunding campaign and work on rehoming the bees has begun!
So far, 5 of the 15 nest boxes with bees inside have been removed from their original sites and replaced with new empty boxes.
The boxes with bees in are now at an apiary in Castlemaine and the bees are waiting to be transferred into their new homes. By the time we have hives to move the bees into, hopefully the weather will have cleared up and we can start the work on transferal; a few relatively warm and clear days in a row would be ideal.
This morning we made an early 6am start to collect nest box number 6 from a private property on Pigeon Hill, near Maldon, but we were foiled by flood waters over the road. The water just looked too deep and fast-running to cross.
We have now reached just over 10% of our target which is enough to purchase one full hive so when the weather clears and we start work on the transfer. I’ll be sure to keep you updated and take some photos so you can see how it’s done.
Thanks so much for your support and interest and please keep spreading the word as this is the only way we will reach our target.
Daniel & Phoebe
Flood waters from Chinaman Creek make crossing Castlemaine-Muckleford road impossible for us.
Muckleford Creek – the highest I’ve ever seen it.