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.

  • 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]


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: Rob Nickless
Finance Director and Company Secretary: John Heard
Pollination Secretary: Alan Hart
Director: Becky Chadd

Directors with Regional Responsibility:

East: John Rayner
North: Neil Pont
Scotland: Murray McGregor
South: Terry Cooke
South West: Mick Jordan
Wales and West: Ricky Wilson


General Secretary: Margaret Ginman
Membership Services: Alex Ellis

BFA Projects:

Projects Coordinator: Stephen Sunderland

BFA Sales:

Coordinator: Kevin Horner

The Bee Farmers Association Limited is a company registered in England. Registered number: 08131311
Registered address: 36 The Green, Long Whatton, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 5DB. VAT: 166 9346 27