Many Dungogites were nearly “stung” at Pat O’Neill’s Bank Hotel on Saturday afternoon (says Dungog “Chronicle”). It was no reflection on their sobriety, however, or on the quality of the beer provided by the genial Pat. It appears some of the bees of the district came to town for the show festivities and a large number of them found the atmosphere so sweet at the Bank Hotel that they invaded the bar. It was a rare treat to see some of the customers swallowing their favorite beverage and dodging an attentive bee at the same time.
– Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW), Wednesday 17 April 1935.