Our October speaker will be Russell Zabel who will share his knowledge of native bees with us. Russell started keeping native bees over 20 years ago. His interest started after reading an article in his local paper "The Gatton Star" on 22nd of December 1987 by a young entomology student by the name of Tim Heard. He contacted Tim Heard for further information and as they say the rest is history. Russell will also bring along hives and books for sale!

And BOGI is 40 years old – so let’s celebrate! At the commencement of the meeting, we will be planting a tree to commemorate this special occasion. We invite any members from the early years of BOGI to share some of their memories of those early years with us on the night and if you are unable to attend please mail or email them to us for presentation on the night. And finally at the end of the meeting we will cut a special cake to suit the occasion.

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