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 post for 6 years. During that time he organized several training events for new members and became proficient in queen rearing, concentrating on his A m mellifera stocks and promoting their use amongst other members of the association.
In 2008 he moved, with his wife Lynn and 21 colonies, to a small holding in North Wales where he intends to concentrate further on queen rearing and honey production. View Steve Rose Method of Queen Rearing