Nick has been Vice-Chair since January 2018. Since he was a child trying to catch any bees (bumble included) to create a hive not having a clue what I was doing to currently having around 27 hives and still not sure, what I am doing. Nick has kept honeybees for 8 years and really enjoys the ups and downs of beekeeping, from caring for the bees to making bee related goods (candles, mead etc). Nick believes everyone can learn from each other in all aspects of the beekeeping craft.
Harold came to work for Fon-Mon castle from the north of England in 1976. Honeybees had always been of interest but never had the facilities to keep them until moving.
Harold took over the apiary at Fon-Mon in the early 80s. Joined Cardiff Beekeepers and attended a night school course run by Ernie Plumb. Harold is now the association Apiary Manager at Dyffryn Garden.
She joined the committee in 2017, and has been an active member of the training team. Lynette has become an appentice to Harold and Barbara, and assisting in the delivery of the begineers training course in Duffryn.
Lynette has also represented the association at pollinator events hosted by Cardiff University.
Barbara has been an association member for over 40 years, holding various committee positions, including chair and secretary. Barbara is presently the association Apiary Manager for Dyffryn Gardens and training officer.