The BeeCraft team

BeeCraft is wholly owned by UK beekeeping associations and run by a team of directors and consultants.

The directors (all unpaid) are elected at the AGM, and they appoint a team of part-time consultants to carry out the day-to-day business of putting together an informative monthly magazine and publishing information for beekeepers in a variety of forms.

Co-Editors | Stephen Fleming and Richard Rickitt 

Co-editors since the January 2020 edition of BeeCraft magazine, they welcome reader contributions including articles, photos and letters.

Co-editors email: [email protected]
Send your letters to: Bee Craft Magazine, Warners Group Publications, West Street, Bourne, PE10 9PH

About Stephen: Stephen joined BeeCraft in 2016 and enjoys interviewing, researching and writing about all manner of bee-related themes. He welcomes suggestions for topics, especially wacky ones.

Email: [email protected]

About Richard: Richard joined BeeCraft in 2016. He keeps about 30 colonies of his own and a few for other people. He runs beekeeping courses but really enjoys meeting and learning from other beekeepers. He is particularly interested in beekeeping history, books and photography.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 07429 266 096

Advertisements Manager | Varsha Patel

About Varsha: Varsha is responsible for all of the adverts you see in BeeCraft and on our website. If you wish to advertise in BeeCraft then please contact Varsha direct.

Email: [email protected]

IT | Dave Hall

About Dave: Dave looks over our web presence and keeps the online shop running. You will also see a lot of his graphics around the website, all designed to help improve your online experience.

Email: [email protected]

Company Secretary | Steve Clarkson  

About Steve: Steve has been keeping bees since 2010 and has been involved with Kent Beekeepers Association (KBKA) for much of that time as a Director, Membership Secretary and General Secretary.  Steve is also our Share Registrar.

Email: [email protected]

Accounts Manager | Jenny O'Dea

About Jenny: Jenny takes care of the financial side of Bee Craft and ensures that the Bee Craft finances are best managed for our aims and responsibilities in the beekeeping world.
If your branch needs its share-holding information updated or changed then please contact her directly.

Email: [email protected]

Publications | Claire Waring

About Claire: Claire was editor of BeeCraft from January 1997 to December 2019. In that time we’ve moved from black and white to full colour, and into digital! Now Claire manages our BeeCraft publications.

Email: [email protected] | [email protected]

Development and Growth Coordinator | Emma Morley

About Emma: Emma has been beekeeping since 2015 and loves everything about bees. She joined BeeCraft in 2022 and is the liaison between us and our subscription provider for all of our subscriptions.  She is the first point of contact for any group or BKA branch subscriptions.

Email: [email protected]

Design | Amanda Berry

About Amanda: Amanda designs the magazine and other BeeCraft related items. She has been keeping bees since 2015 and has been a designer for considerably longer. She loves both activities so this role is the perfect fit.

Email: [email protected]

The BeeCraft Board of Directors:

All BeeCraft Directors were elected at the BeeCraft AGM due to their interest in beekeeping throughout the UK and around the world.

Bob Maurer - Chair 

Felicity Brown - HR Director

Steve Clarkson - Director and Company Secretary

David Cockburn - Director with responsibility for Publications

Dale Gibson - Director with responsibility for Editorial and Content and BeeCraft lectures

John Hendrie - Director

If you wish to contact any of BeeCraft's directors, please use this email address: [email protected]