About the Bee Farmers’ Association

The Bee Farmers’ Association is the voice of professional beekeeping in the United Kingdom (UK). As the commercial trade association for the sector, it represents around 450 bee farming businesses. Its members produce honey throughout the UK and supply products in bulk, for wholesale and for retail. In addition, the association provides contract pollination services to growers.

Objectives:
  • To increase UK honey production and availability by
    (a) recruiting more bee farmers
    (b) increasing the productivity of bee farming businesses.
  • To provide managed and targeted pollination services to improve crop yields.
  • To provide services, information and support to members.
  • To represent the industry.

Contract pollination [Photo: Tony Manton]


Structure

The association is led by an elected board of directors which includes regional representatives. Two officers are responsible for the management and day-to-day operations of the organisation and are the main points of contact for external and internal enquiries.

Board of Directors:

Chairman: Ged Marshall
Vice Chairman: Rob Nickless
Company Secretary: John Howat
Finance Director: John Heard
Pollination Secretary: Alan Hart
Director (Compliance): Maurice Ballard

Regional Representatives:

East: John Rayner
North: Neil Pont
Scotland: John Mellis
South: Terry Cooke
South West: Mick Jordan
West and Wales: Maurice Ballard

Officers:

General Secretary: Margaret Ginman
Membership and Administration: Alex Ellis

BFA Sales:

Coordinator: Rob Nickless

The Bee Farmers Association Limited is a company registered in England. Registered number: 08131311
Registered address: 8 Olivers Close, West Totton, Southampton, Hampshire S040 8FH. VAT: 166 9346 27