A BEE Haven

Danny and his wife Carolyn have lived near Murgon in south-east Queensland for 15 years. Both have a passion for art; while Carolyn loves to draw and paint, Danny creates installations for the garden using recycled materials. He especially loves to collect old electricity post insulators and install them as garden decor.

Danny feels sentimental about burning the old timber. “It’s too sad to burn history,” he says. He’s fascinated by the antique ceramic insulators and says the workmanship in them is incredible. “They look as good as new — I wish I looked as good at 60 years old,” he jokes.


Danny hesitates to admit that bees are his

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