Report of the November Meeting
Branch chair Dean was unwell, so Tim chaired this meeting. We honoured the traditional owners and custodians of Brisbane, the Turrbal and Jagera people.
Tim welcomed those here in person (42) and those attending by Zoom (22).
Our guest speaker was Sarah Hamilton. Sarah is the owner of Bee Yourself and has a recognised passion to inspire and educate the community about the benefits of native bees. Sarah spoke about:
•her journey into the beekeeping business,
•the box design and method she uses,
•how bee therapy is one of her favourite projects.
Following questions, thanks and gifts, we moved to General Business:
• New columns in the Cross-Pollinator. Members are encouraged to submit an article.
• Australian Pollinator Count will be held during Australian Pollinator Week next month, and community members across the country are encouraged to take part.
• The Butterfly and other Invertebrates Club has once again extended an invitation to share a table during the City of Science Weekend on 26 March. We will seek 1 or 2 volunteers closer to the date. 2021 and 2022 were cancelled due to Covid.
• extra Annuals can be purchased for $15.
• ANBA flyers available, please distribute.
The social time at the end of the meeting was gold, with Sarah mixing with other guests to create a positive and friendly vibe.
For more info on branch activities, visit our Facebook page Brisbane Branch, Australian Native Bee Association, https://www.facebook.com/bnbeec.