A lot of the beekeeping information out there says to wait until Spring to get bees, but that's not really necessary in our climate. Actually we have several gum trees flowering at the moment which are providing plenty of nectar and pollen for the bees. Although we do get frost, its not too cold during the day for bees to forage, so there's no reason not to get bees. If you're anywhere north of Brisbane, you are probably in the same situation, I don't know about further south, but have a look at your local climate and what's in flower. Chances are, you could get bees now too if you want to.
|checking on our nuc|
|our little bee nuc|
|one of the gums that's flowering on our property|