EBKA COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Jean lives in Hailsham and keeps her bees in national hives in the Dicker area. Jean passed the BBKA basic assessment in 2013.
Jean was elected as Chairman in 2018.
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John has kept bees for 25 years and for the last 10 has worked with Mary Hinton at her farm in Heathfield. John and Mary have around 16 colonies in top bee space national hives. Before becoming President in 2014 John was the Treasurer of EBKA for 7 years.
Appointed in 2015, Ian moved to the Eastbourne area from Cumbria. In addtion to Ian's financial acumen he has also banked over 30 years beekeeping experience.
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Becky has been keeping bees with her husband Jon since 2011. She joined the EBKA after attending the beginning beekeepers’ course in March 2011.
Becky passed her Basic Assessment in 2014 and
was elected Secretary of EBKA in 2015. She has around 4 colonies in National hives, which she keeps
on her smallholding in Stone Cross.
Kit started beekeeping in 2010 by building and managing top bar hives before moving on to
Nationals a couple of years later. Kit undertook the BBKA Basic Assessment in 2012 and passed the Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing in 2013.
He tends to around half a dozen hives in Eastbourne and East Hoathly.
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Ben and his wife Maggi are local bee equipment suppliers. They have had bees since 1984 and have mainly Smith hives with a few WBCs, in six apiaries. Ben was a past President of the Sussex Beekeepers Association.
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Eric starting keeping bees in 2016. He is based in Eastbourne and keeps his bees in his back garden. Eric has Food Safety level II.
Doug became interested in beekeeping at the age of 10 during 'Bob-a-Job' week whilst gardening. About 9years ago he went on a beekeeping course at Eastbourne College when it was suggested that the best way to learn was to keep bees and 'learn by your mistakes' - a mistake! Ben (above) suggested he join EBKA and learn from others. He now maintains 3 hives.
Jacky has been keeping bees for more than ten years and she has re-joined the Committee and takes on the role of Membership Secretary. She is particularly interested in growing flowers and shrubs for the benefit of bees and other polinators. Jacky has National hives and lives near Polegate.