Chairman's Report 2016/17


This has been an interesting year for the association. Last year’s AGM was held late due to an inability to muster enough attendees for the meeting due to seasonal demands, and even then, it was adjourned in order to secure enough volunteers to take on management committee roles. These problems were a natural consequence of declining membership numbers after years of depressing financial returns to honey producers and resulting industry contraction.

On the other hand, our sister organization WAAS which serves a largely hobbiest and recreational membership base, has seen a massive growth in membership numbers (currently in excess of ~750). There were several reasons for this growth....