Huge win for Rocky stingless bee keepers

A long-term goal has been to advocate for the deregulation of Australian stingless native bees in the Rockhampton region. After sustained efforts campaigning and educating, led by Chairperson Lloyd Younger, the regional council recently changed the local bylaws to remove all restrictions on native beehive numbers in the area. In his letter to members celebrating this news, Lloyd acknowledged the invaluable support of ANBA Management Committee, local politicians, shire councillors, and of course, branch members and their families and friends. He also provided wise counsel in encouraging beekeepers to manage hives responsibly, ensuring adequate food supplies and consulting with neighbours where appropriate. ANBA Rockhampton Branch will work with the council on a community education/information program in the new year.

Photo: New member Grahame & Chairperson Lloyd

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