Australia Day Honours!

Australia Day Award to Frana and Jon McKinstry

Seven community-minded Townsville locals have had their hard work recognised at this years Australia Day Awards. Our very own club members, Jon and Frana McKinstry, were among them. They were recognized for her commitment to beekeeping and protecting Townsville’s biodiversity by being named the recipient of the Environmental Excellence and Sustainability Award.

Frana and Jon McKinstry have been an integral part of the Townsville and District Beekeepers Association for more than a decade, and in that time have mentored countless members and built the club up to more than 400 members. Frana is currently the Treasurer, Membership Co-ordinator, Chief Club Shop Steward and volunteer organizer. Frana and Jon have worked tirelessly to pass on their knowledge and passion for beekeeping to the next generation of beekeepers. 

Congratulations and well done Frana and Jon!!