Bees for Development
Bees for Development Team 
 
Nicola Bradbear PhD
Nicola Bradbear is an internationally recognised expert in apicultural development, who has worked with beekeeping research and development projects worldwide. After working at the International Bee Research Association  and teaching apiculture at Cardiff University, Nicola established the independent organisation, Bees for Development in 1993.  Nicola is elected President of the Apimondia Standing Commission Beekeeping for Rural Development.
 
Helen Jackson BSC
Helen is the Co-ordinator at Bees for Development. She has twenty years' experience of providing information on beekeeping and development, running courses,  conferences and study tours on the subject. Working with Nicola since 1986, together they founded Bees for Development in 1993. Helen is responsible for much of the editorial work for the Bees for Development Journal.

 

Janet Lowore MSc
Janet worked in Africa for twelve years prior to joining Bees for Development in 2005. Her background is social forestry and community-based natural resource management. She has worked in research, lecturing and as a consultant. Her current focus is project management, proposal writing, consultancy and developing information resources. Her area of interest is value-chain analysis, market mapping and market access for the poor.
 
Monica Barlow PhD
Monica volunteers her help on a regular basis and tackles tasks such as promotion, fundraising, editing and project development. One of her principal areas of interest is permaculture and she has been working to integrate ideas of sustainable beekeeping into permaculture practice.
 
Rachel Underwood BA (Hons)
Rachel joined Bees for Development in 2009 as Administrator. Rachel studied music at university, and continued to work in arts administration in Oxford and at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society before having a family. Having relocated to Monmouth last year, she is now able to return to an office-based job. She is responsible for the day-to-day bookkeeping, maintaining the Trust database and corresponding with our many supporters.
 
Emily Tamplin
Is currently in her last year of studying Biology at Swansea University, and volunteers her help during the periods of time she is at home. She joined the Bees for Development team in 2009, after gaining an interest in botany and entomology. She has the main role of website maintenance and database handling of the organisation's extensive library.
 
Juliet Wright MSc
Juliet has joined Bees for Development as part of our Wales for Africa project. She is the Information Coordinator for Apiculture in Africa, a role which involves answering enquiries, updating our African Beekeeping Information Portal and preparing training resources for beekeeping courses. She comes from a primate conservation background and became interested in beekeeping as an economic alternative to bushmeat hunting. She coordinates a beekeeping project in Cameroon.