For our final meeting of 2022, we decided to have a relaxing afternoon at Rocks Ferry Reserve in Wauchope by the sparkling Hastings River. Even though many of our members had other commitments so close to Christmas, we spent a few hours together – eating, unwinding and simply catching-up with each other. It gave us considerable pleasure when people, walking the river-path, noticed our banner flying proudly and stopped to ask questions about native bees and our group. It was a lovely way to finish the year and we ended the day toasting each other with ultra-delicious chocolate brownies – topped with edible bees – skilfully hand-made by Olive and Sid – yum!
Coming up soon is an event that has become an exciting annual happening – Tim Heard’s full-day workshop at Lorne – just west of Laurieton on the Mid North Coast. It has been rewarding to see some new faces registering and we look forward to a full house as usual.
More details can be found on the ANBA website – https://australiannativebee.org.au/event-5056135.
And to finish, five native bee hives from our Varroa Response program have arrived from Red Zones in the Newcastle area. These are now positioned safely in gar-dens of very happy foster-carers.
Branch meeting Thursday 2nd Feb, 2023 – 7pm Rotary Youth Hall, Bain Park, Wauchope
From Diane Norris, branch chair, 0422 639 336, email@example.com