Jim Wright
Jim Wright
Jim became a beekeeper when he was around 12 years old and living with his parents on a farm south of Coffs Harbour. He had to leave his beekeeping when he started his training at Sydney University and became an eminent paediatric surgeon in the Hunter. However, the lovely ladies found him again when a swarm turned up in his garden in Newcastle when he was in his mid 30s.
On his retirement in 1995 his interest in backyard beekeeping became an enjoyable hobby which kept him entertained for many hours, and most likely out of his lovely wife and children’s hair! Although this did not stop him from suggesting that his wife partake in a study to see if bee stings would actually help with the arthritis in her knee, as some people where purporting it would. I do not know what her actual words were but I do know the study did not proceed.
Jim served tirelessly for 13 years as the Secretary of the HVABA and provided valuable assistance to the NSWABA, for which he was awarded life membership. He has continued to mentor and educate beekeepers and the general community through newspaper articles, books and teaching.
His knowledge, mentorship and friendship is appreciated immensely by many.
Col Fitz
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