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The specialist international beekeeping organisation
Bees for Development's work is carried out by our team of staff based in our offices in Monmouth, South Wales.
Nicola Bradbear – Director
Janet Lowore – Programme Manager Africa
Helen Jackson – Coordinator
Cindy Smith – Accountant
Beth Lovell – Office Manager/Communications
Cyrene Powell - Supporter Communications
Donna Regan– Shop Manager/Trust Administrator
Monica Barlow – Policy Advisor
Milan Wiercx van Rhijn - Webmaster, Design and Campaign Developer
Chris O'Brien - Social Media Manager
We have six super Patrons who champion our work and support our fundraising events:
Bees for Development Trust is governed by six voluntary Trustees who commit considerable time and expertise to strategic oversight, raising funds, regulatory compliance, good governance and financial probity. (Bees for Development Trust is the working title of The Troy Trust UK Charity No 1078803)
Paul Smith – Chairman
Adam Bullen - Treasurer
Suzie Shaw – Secretary
Martin Fidler Jones - Social Media, Campaigns and Public Affairs Adviser
Peter Lead - Liaison with Bees for Development Ghana and especially Buzz Club Ghana
We are supported by a large number of fantastic volunteers - without whom our team and our achievements would be much diminished. Kind people help us at events, with translations, with good advice, logistics, and in a myriad of wonderful ways. Some are based in UK, others are far away and we meet them only on Skype! Volunteers working with us in the Monmouth offices and shop include:
Bees for Development Courses are taught by Monica Barlow, Dr. Nicola Bradbear, Mark Loveday and Janet Lowore.
External tutors are Dr. Leo Sharashkin, Chris Park and Phil Chandler.