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Native Bee Expo – places still available

The Native Stingless Bee Expo was a major topic of discussion at the meeting of the Native Stingless Bees Group on January 14, chaired by Ken Faulkner. Organisers reported that places were still available for the Expo to be held on February 17. Closing day for registration has been extended to February 8. The Expo will provide a day of informative sessions for anyone interested in native bees, plus notes, honey tasting and a lucky door prize, and delicious food for morning and afternoon tea and lunch. Venue is the Clarence River Jockey Club. Cost is $60. Carol Faulkner introduced new members and asked what had aroused interest in joining. Many members are keen gardeners and appreciate the role of the hard working little bees in pollinating their gardens, others have orchard trees, especially macadamias for which the native bees are very important pollinators. Some enjoy the interest of children in their bees and how they build their hives and collect honey and pollen. One new member exuberantly described how she was won over by just one taste of the honey. For all those people there will be numerous items of interest at the Bee Expo. Check our web site Date claimers: Native Stingless Bees Expo: February 17. Places still available. Contact: Ken and Carole Faulkner: Phone 6643 3750, mobile 0418 495 460 or Jo Wearing: Next meeting: Thursday February 4, South Grafton RSL, 5.15pm for 5.30pm. Guests welcome.