Vale Dennis Coates

Sadly our long standing member passed away last Saturday 1/6/19 aged 99. Dennis was always very willing to impart his knowledge to members on beekeeping and in particular his skills on section comb honey production which he made a very successful business of.

Dennis leased sites in The Royal National Park which have recently been removed as they were run down and hadn’t been cared for in years as we were not aware of this situation.

Our condolences have been passed on to Dennis’ family.

Illawarra Branch Secretary

A Bit More Info on Dennis and His Legacy

Not only was Dennis was a friend, and inspiration to many members and beekeepers, he left quite a legacy. His grandson Andy Coates runs Amrita Park Meadery up near Noosa and featured in a recent ABC interview. You can view the story here. 

You can also view a short video we produced a few years back with Bruce White here.