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Tribute to New Zealand’s Most Famous Beekeeper

11 January 2008

Tribute to New Zealand’s Most Famous Beekeeper

Federated Farmers Bees today paid tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary, a humble beekeeper who went on to achieve great things.

“Beekeepers have always been proud to count Sir Edmund Hillary as one of their own. He described himself as an average New Zealander but was an inspiration to us all, said chair of Federated Farmers Bees John Hartnell.

“Sir Edmund Hillary began life following in his father’s footsteps as a beekeeper and funded his early climbing expeditions from his living collecting honey.

“Today we remember a wonderful life, Sir Edmund’s achievements will live on. Our condolences go to his family and close friends at this time," Mr Hartnell said.


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