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Meet the team


Nicola Bradbear PhD

Nicola Bradbear is an internationally recognised expert in apicultural development. After working at the International Bee Research Association for many years, she established the independent organisation Bees for Development in 1993. Nicola is President of the Apimondia Standing Commission for Beekeeping for Rural Development.

Helen Jackson BSc

Helen is the Co-ordinator at Bees for Development, ensuring the smooth running of the organisation. She has twenty years' experience of providing information on beekeeping and development, and running courses and conferences on the subject. Working with Nicola since 1986, together they founded Bees for Development in 1993.

Janet Lowore MSc

Janet worked in Africa for twelve years prior to joining Bees for Development in 2005. Her background is social forestry and she has worked in research and as a consultant. Her current interests are developing information resources. Her area of interest is value chain analysis, market mapping and market access for the poor.

Martin Jones MSc

Martin has an MSc in International Politics, BA in Economics and speaks fluent French.  Before joining BfD, taking the role of Project Officer, he established his own grass-roots tree-planting programme in Cameroon that promoted rural livelihoods, encouraged apiculture and helped tackle climate change.  He also has experience working with a number of AMs and MPs and carried the Olympic Torch during the London 2012 Olympics.

Cindy Smith FCCA

Cindy is a qualified accountant now semi-retired following a career spent mainly in NHS Finance, particularly the Ambulance Service. Now living near Ross-on-Wye, she is a director of the Ross-on-Wye Cider & Perry Co Ltd based at Broome Farm where she also keeps a small herd of alpacas.

Catrin Collins BSc

Catrin is the Trust Administrator at Bees for Development, responsible for receiving donations and fundraising income as well as the smooth running of the office. 

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.



Keith Allen  - Shop Assistant

Gareth Baker - Helpful beekeeper

Gina Edmond - Resource box coordinator

Hugh Gorton PhD

Hugh is a Food Scientist with a particular interest in nutrition.  Now retired and living in Monmouthshire, he is keen to encourage the wellbeing of bees and other pollinating species. To this end he has sown a swathe of  his garden with late summer meadow flowers and has developed another area as a spring heather garden.

John Harris     

Tina Hogg - Library Volunteer




John Rees


Monica Sims - Shop Assistant

Monica is a local beekeeper. She makes beeswax candles, and she is also interested in printing art.