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Monmouth prepares to welcome USA bee delegation - 9 July 2018

Monmouth prepares to welcome USA bee delegation


Sunday 8 July 2018



The US President may be visiting the UK next week - but the town of Monmouth is also preparing to welcome a delegation from across the Atlantic!


Bees for Development (BfD) will welcome Professor Tom Seeley - of Cornell University - on Tuesday (July 10). He is the internationally-renowned research scientist and writer on the natural behaviour and ecology of honey bees


Professor Seeley serves as a Patron of BfD, and the charity looks forward to discussing with him how "from one corner of South East Wales, the transformative power of bees is being unleashed worldwide".


The establishment of 'Bees for Development - North America' will be top of the agenda for Professor Seeley's visit.


It has been established to raise funds for BfD, which utilises beekeeping to help communities in some of the world's poorest countries.


Dr Nicola Bradbear, founder of BfD, said: "We're hugely excited to welcome our Patron Professor Tom Seeley, of Cornell University, to Monmouth.


"BfD is a small charity - with wide ambitions.


"We're proud to have the eminent Professor Seeley as our Patron. The establishment of BfD North America is hugely exciting - and will be top of the agenda. They will help to support our life-changing work in nations such as Ethiopia, Cameroon, Ghana and Uganda.

“This visit will be so important in discussing how bees continue to bring hope, food and sustainable incomes to some of the world's most isolated people."


For further details about Bees for Development, visit the charity's website.



Notes to Editors:


  • For media enquiries related to this press release, contact Chris O’Brien on or 07837 511917. A photo opportunity can be arranged on request.
  • BfD can be contacted on, and 01600 714878.
  • Bees for Development is an international development organisation based in Agincourt Street, in Monmouth, South Wales, using beekeeping to help people in the world’s poorest countries.
  • The Charity provides resources and materials for local trainers. BfD always use local bees and local skills to make simple bee hives.


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