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Brisbane branch December meeting HIVE COMPETITION

  • 5 Dec 2021
  • 13:00 - 15:00
  • Bulimba Community Centre, 1 Barramul St, Bulimba, Brisbane

We are anticipating a big attendance at our Annual hive competition, Sunday 5 December 1-3pm at the Bulimba Community Centre.

Anyone is allowed to enter the hive competition; you do not even have to be a member of the ANBA. We want to show-case and promote the diversity and ingenuity of our bee-keepers. There are many categories that hives can be entered under. There is also a category for our solitary bees because we simply cannot neglect these important pollinators. And we have a special visitor lined up to judge.

The Rules are:

  • Hives can be made of any material and can be any shape or design but must be able to house native bees.
  • Hives can be full or empty of actual bees, ideally you have one of each.
  • Hives can be standard hives which are painted/ decorated. Fire up your creative side!
  • There is no limit to the number of individual entries.
  • Anyone is allowed to enter the hive competition; you do not even have to be a member of the ANBA. Just turn up with your exhibit and be prepared to describe it verbally to the crowd.

The Categories are:

  • People’s choice (secret ballot),
  • Judges Choice. Judge yet to be selected,
  • Best Paint Job,
  • Best Native Bee/ Insect Hotel, (Note there were no entries in this category last year, so could be an easier one to win you prize)
  • Best tool, device or accessory.
  • Best commercial hive (secret ballot)
Yes, that’s right, we have introduced a new category: "Commercial hives"! Everyone loves innovation and novelty but let’s also celebrate the commercial box builders. These industrious folk strive to place on the market a high performing hive box at a reasonable price. If you are one of these valuable members of our stingless bee community, please enter the competition. It’s free, just turn up with your box and a promotional sheet with contact details and price to accompany your exhibit. Sales on the day are welcome. If you are in the market for a new box, looking for better ways of doing things, or just curious, come along and enjoy the friendly but gently competitive nature of this popular Brisbane branch event. 
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