Story: Beekeeping

Ex-serviceman beekeeper

Ex-serviceman beekeeper

After the Second World War, ex-servicemen had to consider their career options. Government training courses in beekeeping were available and this ex-soldier from the Wairarapa, still with his army cap and badge, has taken up beekeeping.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Publicity Studios Collection
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How to cite this page:

Allan Gillingham, 'Beekeeping - First bees and early beekeeping', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2023)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008