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Tasaku Hifumi

September 16, 1945
starts beekeeping business at Sukegawa Bee Farm in Aomori Prefecture.
September 30, 1949
founds Hifumi Apiary
September 30, 1950
moves to Tateyama
1952

becomes a member of the board of directors of Chiba Prefecture Beekeeping Association
1972
serves Awa District Chairman of Chiba Prefecture Beekeeping Association.
1988
Vice chairman of Chiba Prefecture Beekeeping Association
1998
Chairman of Chiba Prefecture Beekeeping Association
2004

a member of the board of directors of Chiba Prefecture Beekeeping Association.
2008
Adviser of Chiba Prefecture Beekeeping Association

Awards

November 3, 1993

commended by Governor of Chiba Prefecture (as a person of merit in Agriculture and Forestry Field)
February 21, 1995

commended by the Chairman of Japan Beekeeping Association (for promotion of apiary)
November 3, 1993

commended by the Mayor of Tateyama City (as a person of merit in instructing disaster measure)
November 2, 1999

commended by the Mayor of Tateyama City (as a person of merit in security instruction at the cityfs 60th anniversary.
September 12, 2003
designated as gMaster of the Foresth (by Foresty Agency).
January 20, 2004
commended by Chairman of Chiba Prefecture Beekeeping Association
April 29, 2006
receives the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays
 

Media Coverage

January 1961
appears on NHK TV news
April issue,1963
article in monthly magazine Shufu_to-Seikatsu
March 1964
article gTake more honey. Sweet source of nutritionh in Mainichi Newspaper
February 1968
appears on NHK gTopics from Town to Town: Living with Honey Beesh
March 1969
article gHello Springh in Nihon Keizai Shimbun Newspaper.
 
article gGipsy Family of Beesh in Sankei Newspaper.
June 1973
article gWondering Honey Beesh in Tokyo Newspaper
February 1974
appears on ChibaTV gHiru no Hitotokih
March
appears on NHK gAnata ni Chosenh
February 1977
article gSeeking Flowers from North to Southh in New Life
1978
appears on Fuji TV gOgawa Hiroshi Showh
March
article in gBeekeeping Today in Japanh Kokin Shoin
May
article in gKagaku Landh, Sekai Bunka Sha
December
company visit from French Embassy
March 1979

article gUnusually Warm Winter Influences Honey Bee Communitiesh in Asahi Newspaper
February 1980
article gHoney Bee Heavenh in Asahi Newspaper
April
appears on TV asahi gWomenfs 60 Minutesh
December
appears on Chiba TV gRich Lifeh
February 1983

helps research on industries in Chiba Prefecture at Prefectural Tateyama High School
March
article gTake a Look at Everythingh in Asahi Childrenfs Newspaper
March
article gSpring Smellsh in Asahi Newspaper
February 1984
article gWintering Honey Beesh in Mainichi Newspaper
April 1984
article in magazine gBe-Palh
June 1984
appears on Fuji TV gHirake Pon-kikkih with Gachapin
November 1984

receives Letter of Thanks from Tokyo Electric Power Company for removing wasp nests.
February 1985
appears on NHK weather report with announcer Yoko Sakurai
April

article in gHoney Bee Journalh by Professor Kazuji Okada, Tamagawa University Agriculture Department
August
article in gManfs Folkloreh by Kei Endo, Kaya Shobo
March 1986
appears on TV gVisit Spring in Bosoh with Megumi Asaoka
January 1987
appears on TBS TV gHot Morningh with Shinosuke Tachikawa
February
article gMinamiboso, the Land of Everlasting Springh, in New Life
February
article in gCountry Living Folkloreh by Kei Endo, Kaya Shobo
February
appears on TV gReturning Home, Bosoh with Takeo Chii
April
appears on TV Asahi gTonighth on TV Asahi with Midori Satsuki
April
article gHello Springh on Nihon Keizai Newspaper
November 1988
article on Tooku Nippo Newspaper
March 1989
appears on NHK Educational gI Love Natureh with the puppet Daichan
November
appears on NHK radio live from Iwai Bee House with announcer Fujio Kariya
March 1991
appears on Fuji TV Supertime gMessenger of Springh
March
appears on TV gArchipelago of Nature, Boso Flower Roadh
March
NHK High vision TV shooting
February 1992
appears on TV Asahi gTonighth with film director Shinya Yamamoto
April 1993
article gPreserving the Local Delicacyh on Chiba Nippo Newspaper
February 1996

appears on TV Tokyo gDream Trip : Flower Messages from Minamibosoh with Tomiyuki Kunihiro
April
appears on TV gWonderful Nature : Flowers and Busy Honey Beesh
March 1997
appears on TV Asahi gTraveling Bosoh
April

appears on TV gAdventure Full Course, Boso Full Courseh with Rumi Sakakibara and Kei Matsushita
February 1998
appears on Fuji TV gExciting Triph with Nana Kinomi
February

appears on TV Tokyo gHave Fun in the Morningh with announcers Hitomi Wakahara and Ikeya
March
article gHoney Bees in Awah in Chiba Keizai Quarterly
March

appears on TV Asahi gSpring Wind : Two Travelers on Boke Vanh with Toru Watanabe
March 2000
appears on TV gSpring Journey on Trainh with Nobuko Tsutsumi
March
appears on TBS TV gHanamaru Marketh
April
appears on TV gBeautiful People and Beautiful Journey : Snow in Springh
February 2001
appears on TV Asahi gSong of Gods, Sound of Springh
April 2002
appears on NHK News gGenki Liveh with announcer Naoko Irita
April 2004

appears on Fuji TV gMotodoru Three Girlsh with Ikue Sakakibara, Mami Yamase, and Miyuki Imori
April 2005
appears on NHK gHot Morningh with Akemi Masuda
May
appears on TV Asahi gDiscoverying Japanh with Chizuru Azuma
June 2007
appears on CS TV Disney Video gPoohfs Honey Gatheringh
Spring 1993
Bee house visit by Ibaragi Prefecture Beekeeping Association
Spring
Bee house visit by Shizuoka Prefecture Beekeeping Association
November 1994
Bee house visit by Saitama Prefecture Beekeeping Association
November
Bee house visit by Nagano Prefecture Beekeeping Association

Reiko Ogata

1978
starts working at Hifumi Apiary
2008

becomes a member of the board of directors of Chiba Prefecture Beekeeping Association