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Tony Gray

Expert bee keeper and founder of Adopt-a-hive

Interested in bees from an early age, Tony first learnt beekeeping from his uncle in the early 1960s, when as a small boy he came home (much to his parents apprehension) with a swarm of bees in a cardboard box on his push bike. After keeping bees on and off as a hobbyist until 1997 he then went to Ghana to work for a Non Government Organisation (NGO) where he became involved in teaching beekeeping to women’s groups and farmers. In 2000 he returned to the UK, went back into keeping bees and became a full time beekeeper. In 2006 he started Fragile Planet Ltd to sell beekeeping equipment. In 2009 he set up Adopt-a-hive to educate people about bees, to research and improve queen rearing and to increase the number of bee colonies in the UK.

What's All the Buzz About?

Bee numbers have been on the decline since the Sixties, so it is crucial to raise as much awareness as possible around their economical and environmental importance to encourage people to show their support for the British bee.
19/05/2013 19:30 BST