HOG BAY APIARY
THE AFTERMATH OF BUSHFIRE
The Dudley Conservation Park suffered the first major fire for many years in January 2006. The cause of the fire was a lightning strike into deep scrub, the fire accelerated due to gusty winds and summer heat. The fires were fought at the boundary of the park to protect farm property, as the build up of flammable material in the park was so great that flames of 30 metres in height were menacing fire crews. Lack of access to the inner areas of the park kept fire breaks to the outer perimeters.