In September 2000 Os Dent fulfilled an idea to form a group of beekeepers in the Sunshine Coast. His aim was to share knowledge of beekeeping and assist others getting started in the craft. To this end he called a meeting of interested parties and formed the Sunshine Coast Beekeeper Group. Os presented a starter pack to the group as a handout for beginners titled Backyard Beekeeping. This document is very informative and is recommended reading for all.