Fire near Canberra Airport started by sentinel beehive operation

Kirsten Lawson
By Kirsten Lawson
Updated February 4 2020 - 5:04am, first published 12:50am

The fire that threatened Queanbeyan and grounded flights at Canberra Airport was started by a beekeeping operation near the airport, where the federal government maintains sentinel hives, authorities have confirmed.

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Kirsten Lawson

Kirsten Lawson

Political reporter

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