Regional Commission Oceania

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Jodie Goldsworthy

President of the Commission

Jodie Goldsworthy
Beechworth Honey
31 Ford Street
PO Box 197
Beechwoth VIC 3747
tel.: +61 260 332322
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Maureen Maxwell
Maureen Conquer

Riverside Farm
291 North Road
Clevedon - RD2 - Papakura
New Zealand
Phone: +64 9 292 8282
Mobile: +64 21 956 349
& +64 3 442 5324
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The new statutes, voted during our General Assembly in Buenos-Aires (Argentina), September 2011, represent an important reform with the set-up of five new "Regional Commissions" beside the seven existing "Scientific Commissions". The goals are to obtain a more efficient and balanced Executive Council and an effective tool to help beekeepers and their bees worldwide. Each president of these new Commissions will have precise duties:

  • providing support to national beekeeping associations with their governments and/or regional entities,

  • assuring a better co-operation with regional beekeeping associations,

  • offering help to local organisations and promoting Apimondia congresses and symposia as well as other regional events,

  • co-chairing  the round tables during the Apimondia Congresses,

  • co-ordinating the activities of the existing Working Groups with the Scientific Commissions and submit new Working Groups on crucial problems,

  • establishing and maintaining databases (institutes, journals, suppliers, etc.) for the Apimondia website,

  • promoting beekeeping amongst the general public,

  • being the key representative for journalists, TV programmes, questions arriving from the General Secretariat, etc.,

  • encouraging the creation of national beekeeping associations in the developing countries,

  • analysing the needs of the local beekeeping communities and co-ordinating the relief actions in case of natural or human disasters,

  • attracting new members,

  • raising funds for the Federation.

More info (team + workplan) soon...


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