Effect of September 2013 Fires

John Banfield, Queen breeder from Redhead, NSW, has sent the following photos through to The ABK. John said the firestorm was so intense that, even though these hives were on mown sites and sandy soil, this was all that was left of 80 two-way nucs and 60 drone-mother hives. The firesd occurred at two different sites, at Redhead and Raymond Terrace.

One hive body left from two loads destroyed by fire

One hive body left from two loads destroyed by fire

The fire just left the impression of the hive in the soil

The fire just left the impression of the hive in the soil

Just a tin lid left – heart-breaking for a beekeeper!

Just a tin lid left – heart-breaking for a beekeeper!