Officers

Nick Bentham-Green

Nick Bentham-Green

Chair and Groups Secretary Nick was in a ‘former life’ a Royal Marines Officer for 32 years. Nick first started keeping bees in the early 90’s having between 2 and 5 colonies for many years. For most of that time he bred his own queens, quickly realising that there had…

Phil Khorassandjian

Phil Khorassandjian

Phil Khorassandjian started his beekeeping in Cameroon around 1996 with a couple of top bar hives and took it up again after a long break on his return to the UK, prompted by a swarm landing on one of his apple trees. He manages nearly 40 colonies (with a lot…

Nick Mawby

Nick Mawby

Nick Mawby has kept bees since 1977.  He has managed a queen rearing group in Leek, Staffs for 30 years; this group became the association teaching apiary but is now refocusing again on queen rearing. He is chairman and webmaster of North Staffs Beekeepers Association. When not beekeeping, Nick will…

Steve Rose

Steve Rose

Steve gained an honours degree in Engineering in 1974 and has since held senior positions in various Engineering companies. In 2001, having started his own Engineering consultancy, he found time to pursue his long interest in beekeeping. He joined the Derbyshire Beekeepers Association committee as show secretary and held the…

Terry Hitchman

Terry Hitchman

Terry lives in South Warwickshire in a village near Stratford-upon-Avon. He is a self employed builder with a farming background and his hobbies are beekeeping, farming and horses. Terry has 35 years experience in beekeeping and has been a member of BIBBA for approximately 20 years. He purchased his first…

Kevin Lincoln

Kevin Lincoln

Sales & Show Secretary Kevin has been involved with bees since 1973 when he helped his Polish father-in-law with his bees. Needing to know more about the problems bees were facing, he took retirement and started keeping bees at his home during 2004. Having joined the education group of his…

Iain Harley

Iain Harley

Treasurer Iain has been beekeeping since about 2004 and is keen to improve his bees by selective breeding. He is keen on forming a bee improvement group in his area. Iain Harley, 93 Dunsberry, Bretton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE3 8LB United Kingdom iain.harley42@ntlworld.com

Trisha Marlow

Trisha Marlow

Trisha lives in the Welsh Marches by Montgomery with her family. She runs Camlad Apiaries with partner Paul, with around forty colonies and apiaries both sides of the border, producing honey for local shops and food fairs under the Shropshire Sustainable Business scheme. Improving her stocks to be thrifty, healthy…

Jo Widdicombe

Jo Widdicombe

President Born in Newtown Powys, Jo grew up in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire before moving back to Wales and then to Cornwall where he has lived for over 30 years. He worked in agriculture (organic vegetable production and dairy) before returning to studies. Graduated from Plymouth Polytechnic with B.Sc.(Hons) Environmental Science.…