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14-March-2019
14-March-2019
Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

The National Trust plaque commemorates the creation of the bee sanctuary. Kangaroo Island was declared a bee sanctuary in 1885. No other bees have since been imported to the Island.The site of the original apiary is well known to Islanders but is not supported by firm historical evidence as to the date. However August Fiebig undoubtedly played an important role in conserving the genetic heritage of the pure Ligurian bee

In the early 1880s Fiebig established an apiary and introduced the Ligurian strain of bees from Italy. The Ligurian bees on Kangaroo Island are believed to be the last remaining pure stock of this bee found anywhere in the world.

Location

Address:Blue Gum Road, Penneshaw, 5222
State:SA
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.755333
Long: 137.929526
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Agriculture
Approx. Event Start Date:1881
Approx. Event End Date:1881

Dedication

Front Inscription

National Trust

August Fiebig

Introduced Ligurian bees from Italy in 1881 and established an apiary here

The strain is till pure

Source: MA
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