New President for Beekeepers
Don Bell was elected President of the National Beekeepers
Association at their National Conference and AGM in
Queenstown last week.
Don and his wife Gwyn own Annat
Apiaries in Sheffield and have been involved in the bee
industry for over 30 years, first as hobbyists and in later
years as commercial apiarists.
Mr. Bell is looking forward
to continuing the fine work of his predecessor and aims to
continue the consolidation of the NBA started by his
predecessor, Richard Hatfield.
Mr. Bell replaces Richard
Hatfield who has retired after one term as President.
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