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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.


Address:Blue Gum Road, Penneshaw, 5222
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.755333
Long: 137.929526
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Approx. Event Start Date:1881
Approx. Event End Date:1881


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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