Beekeepers swarm on KI to build new hives
Teams of Adelaide beekeepers have travelled to Kangaroo Island and built 500 new beehives for local producers impacted by the devastating summer bushfires.
About 1000 beehives were lost in the Kangaroo Island fires – a quarter of those operated by commercial and semi-commercial honey producers.
Adelaide beekeeper Phil Marshall helped organise the volunteer missions after visiting the Island in February to assist in the bushfire recovery effort.
The first groups visited for two weeks in late June and early July and volunteers will be back building more bee boxes from 10 August.