Community News

Clarence Native Bee Landcare Group

Monthly group meetings have resumed and with attendance and apologies totalling around 60 members.

Three rescued log hives were placed in local schools with the children and staff really excited to receive their hives. Thanks to the group members Tim Bestwick, Bob Knight and Rex Watkins and school staff for their time and assistance. Another four log and box hives are scheduled for delivery to public schools, high schools and pre schools in the local area contributing to our groups objectives of helping to educate the community members about how to care for and protect our local stingless bees.

The stall and display at the Grafton show was a great success with a lot of interest and discussions from attendees, with the added bonus of attracting new members to the group.

A native bee workshop by Tobias Smith on both Australian solitary and social bees will be held for members only on Saturday November 27twith numbers limited to 45. Two more one day workshops by Tobias Smith for the general public are proposed for a single weekend in March 2022. Please contact Carol on 6643 3750 if you would like to attend any of these.

Yearly membership fees are also now due at $20 per family.

The Annual General Meeting where office holders will be voted on, followed by the regular monthly meeting, will be held Thursday July 1, at the South Grafton District Ex-Servicemen’s Club at 5:30pm at 2 Wharf Street, South Grafton.

Anyone wanting to learn more about our local bees or become a caretaker of rescued hives, can join our group or attend as a visitor.

Any urgent bee rescue enquiries, please call Bronwynn 0427 690 971 (rescue hotline).

Or visit our website or email [email protected]


Bronwynn Lusted