The Bromeliad Society of Australia will hold their next meeting at Federation Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground on Saturday, 11 March commencing at 11am with plant sales, prior to the meeting at 12 noon. Access is via the new Showground entrance off Showground Road into Doran Drive, Castle Hill.

Guest speaker will be Norm Webb a local beekeeper who will discuss the importance of having bees in your garden and methods used to encourage bees into the garden.

He will also discuss the fundamentals of beekeeping, including the characteristics of a bee and what happens within its life cycle. Norm will also have on display the equipment required to keep bees and methods he uses to collect honey from the hives.

The presentation will also include the pollination of flowers and crops and the current problems confronting bee colonies. What the health properties of honey are and why bees swarm and the important role of the queen bee.

Norm will also have a variety of his honey for sale at the meeting.

BSA meetings include plant sales, club news, raffles and competitions as well as providing an opportunity to meet with like-minded people in a friendly and inviting environment. Contact Ian Hook – mobile 0408202269, email: [email protected] Website:

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