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Not sure how many members were able to attend on the Saturday. There were a few of us there on the Sunday - hot and wet, but very informative and enjoyable. Bob is so keen about his subject of native stingless bees and his talk was very interesting.

We're extremely lucky to have an expert on ANB's right on our doorstep.

The gardens are quite remarkable and Bob has over 100 hives of various designs. Bob has agreed for the GV group to come and visit, probably in Autumn. He's still getting over the open garden weekend and will provide a date shortly.

For a full report and pics on the event see Peggy's blog.

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Only just started reading this area of the website. Am keeping an eye out for the next visit to Bob's place - I am keen to learn all about native bees and get our own hive started!

Hi Wendy. Bob has said that he won't do an Open Garden again, but he may change his mind next year. The good news is we're talking about a Garden Visit some time in Autumn or Winter at a date that suits him.

Thanks Lissa. Will keep an eye out for it then!

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