Vale Stephen Davies

Countryman - - WOOL -

WAFarm­ers was deeply sad­dened to hear of the pass­ing of in­dus­try stal­wart and WAFarm­ers Bee­keep­ers Coun­cil vice-pres­i­dent Stephen Davies last week.

Stephen was a third gen­er­a­tion bee­keeper and the man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Davies Api­aries, a fam­ily-owned and op­er­ated busi­ness that has pro­duced hon­ey­bee prod­ucts for more than 40 years.

Stephen was ab­so­lutely piv­otal to the de­vel­op­ment of the WA api­ary in­dus­try, and was the driv­ing force be­hind a lot of re­search con­ducted.

He de­vel­oped the WA Honey Re­search De­vel­op­ment Group, which was re­cently awarded fund­ing for three re­search projects to be jointly man­aged be­tween WAFarm­ers and ChemCen­tre.

To all who knew him, Stephen was a pas­sion­ate and proac­tive in­di­vid­ual, who had a can-do at­ti­tude and was will­ing to do the hard yards to get a job done.

He will be greatly missed. WAFarm­ers ex­tends its deep­est sym­pa­thies to Stephen's fam­ily and friends.

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