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We went along to the Auckland Beekeepers Club Xmas barbecue this morning.
It was a great collection of old and new members. Got to met two of the old presidents of the bee club, Tom and Ian.
We heard some great stories about the history of the club and that Sir Ed Hillary used to come to meetings with his Dad. Sir Edmund Hillary is famous for climbing Mt Everest.
I was recording the names of people attending the day, and now have an appreciation of what Oliva does :). She is normally the meeter and greeter on club days, but couldn’t make it today.
The bee quiz was a great success with our team drawing with another team for second place. We won a box of chocolates, which is always a great prize :-).
I also won third place for one of my photos :-). Chris Bailys photo of a bee was fantastic, hopefully it will be printed in the club journal.
All in all a good day, but no working with the bees today. Just talking about them. We will be working with the bees tomorrow at the Franklin bee club.
Here are photos of the day (click to enlarge)