HBA Chairs Past & Present

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Hampshire Beekeepers Association has been in existence since 1882, it is one of the oldest and largest associations in the country shortly after The British Beekeepers Association which was formed in 1879 and is now the overall body for beekeeping in England.

We would like to thank all the past and present Chairs of Hampshire Beekeepers Association for keeping the craft and learning of beekeeping alive for over 140 years. And a special thanks to our Honorary Vice Presidents.

Honorary Vice Presidents

Jim Stuart

Tim Woodstock

Mike Lambert

Appointed for Life

Appointed for Life

Appointed for Life

Andover BKA

Hampshire Beekeepers Association Chairs

John Lauwerys2019Present DayMeon Valley BKA
James Donaldson20172019Fleet BKA
Charles Oliver-Bellasis2016?2017Basingstoke BKA
Brian Herbert20062009?Petersfield BKA
Francis Farnsworth20062006
Stanley Gibbons20002006
G Rowden20002000
Mike Lambert19932000
Tim Woodstock19831993
Joe Hardy19791983Fleet BKA
H Hayward19751979
C Spearing19741975
Frank Vernon 19721974
S Pullinger19691972
N Battrick19681969
A C Munro Kerr19671968
A J Hobbs19661967
F N Slater19641966
T Malcom19631964
Major A J Taylor19611963
Major L Andersson19601961
A J Bark19591960
H Bisson19581959
H Tarrant1957 1958
Brigadier H Bell19561957
Dr T P Lalonde19451956
A J Hickman19421945
Harry Osborne19411942
H P Young19401941
Harry Osborne19381940
Dr Mervyn T Archdall19351938
Gilbert Barrett19301935
Harrison Bell19281930
Thomas Holt19251928
J R H Jacobs19231925
E H Bellairs19221923
Reverend Walter E Medlicott1883
Captain P E Martin1882Stockbridge
E H Bellairs (Founder of HBA)
Honorary Secretary Position

E H Bellairs the founder of Hampshire Beekeepers Association held the position of Honorary Secretary for the association, he held that position for over 32 years before resigning in 1914. (Sources: Bee Journals 1883 & The Evening News May 13th 1914)

Thank you to the following people who have provided the information above: John Hanks (Hogs to the Honeypot), Jim Stuart (Memory), Mike Lambert (HBA 125 Celebration Booklet) Warwick Newson (Bee Journals) David Morgan (Fleet Committee Records)

If you have details of any past Presidents / Chairs of HBA. Please notify us so they can get the recognition they deserve. It would be nice if we can fill in all the blanks. Email us

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