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: editor@bee-craft.com
Send your letters to: Bee Craft Ltd, PO BOX 484, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 9NB

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: stephen@bee-craft.com

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: richard@bee-craft.com

Subscriptions Manager and Archivist | Katie Butcher

About Katie: Katie manages our subscriptions. Whether you are an individual, part of a branch/association or overseas, Katie is the person you need to contact for any subscription queries.
Katie also manages the BeeCraft archive of magazines, booklets and books - a full archive of BeeCraft magazines can be found at the Museum of English Rural Life in Reading. 

Send your letters to: Bee Craft Ltd, PO BOX 484, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 9NB

Email: subscriptions@bee-craft.com | old email address (still active): secretary@bee-craft.com

Phone: 07429 266 096

Shop Manager | Helen McLean 

About Helen: Helen manages our shop and organises stock for shows. Contact Helen for bulk orders and any queries you may have about your order.

Email: shop@bee-craft.com

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: adverts@bee-craft.com

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: dave@bee-craft.com

Associations' Link | Wendy Dale

About Wendy: Wendy provides dedicated support to all beekeeping associations/branches and is the first point of contact for information on our discounted bulk subscription and benefits scheme, organising back copies and responding to general enquiries. See her at live shows or live chat with her during virtual events.

Email: associations@bee-craft.com

Accounts Manager, Company Secretary and Registrar | Val Bradfield

About Val: Val 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: accountant@bee-craft.com

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: claire@bee-craft.com | publications@bee-craft.com

Digital communications manager | Anne Pike 

About Anne: Anne is BeeCraft's first digitial communications manager and creates additional content for the website, social channels and e-newsletters. She produces videos with BeeCraft contributors and is involved with BeeCraft's occasional online lectures.

Email: digital@bee-craft.com


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.

Alex Ellis

Chief Executive Director  

Bob Maurer

Chairman & Director with responsibility for Shows and Sponsorship

Julian Barlow 

Director with responsibility for Marketing, Communications and Design Director with responsibility for Publications

David Cockburn

Director with responsibility for Publications

Dale Gibson 

Director with responsibility for Editorial and Content

John Hendrie

Director

John Hoskin 

Director 

Carolyne Liston

Director with responsibility for Circulation and Website

Mike O'Neill

Director with responsibility for Finance

Jenny Shaw

Director with responsibility for Publications and Shop 

If you wish to contact any of BeeCraft's directors then please contact subscriptions@bee-craft.com.