The owner of Mt. Coramba Apiculture, Glenn Locke, has had the beekeeping urge since the early 1980’s as a 14-year-old teenager.
The Warwick high school agriculture department had a few beehives and beekeeping was taught as a subject. Glenn’s agriculture teacher Jim Caird let him have a nucleus hive, and the addiction started.
Glenn’s mum & dad helped with buying some used gear, and a small apiary was established on the family 10-acre hobby farm.
Eventually, due to work commitments interstate, the hobby took a back seat, but a return to beekeeping was always on the cards.
The move to the mid-north coast of NSW and particularly the beautiful Orara Valley means that Glenn now has the space to commence beekeeping again. Glenn has managed beehives in the Orara Valley since 2009.
After a long, exciting career in the NSW public service, Glenn has started to work with bees part-time in conjunction with a busy food safety consultancy.
Glenn is now concentrating on building his beekeeping business producing nucleus hives and queen bees for sale. Humane removal of bees from wall cavities and retrieval of bee swarms is another service that Glenn can offer.
Mt. Coramba Apiculture specialises in mentoring and troubleshooting. We can help you with any problems that may arise with your bees.
Glenn has formal qualifications in beekeeping and has completed the Rear Queen Bees course in 2011, the Honeybee Pests and Diseases course in 2012 and he also has a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
Glenn Locke has been a member of the Mid North Coast Amateur Beekeepers Association (affiliated with the NSW Amateur Beekeepers Association) since its inception.
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