Richard keeps bees with his wife Jane and has done for over 25 years; both are BBKA Master Beekeepers.
His career took him to projects in Eastern Europe which gave him invaluable insight into working in challenging environments.
He first went to Uganda with Jane in 2012 to support a beekeeping project.
Richard understood that things might not happen as they do in the UK and was prepared for the flexibility such work requires.
In common with all Bees Abroad project managers he saw just how valuable beekeeping could be in the fight against poverty. In 2015 his time as Chairman of the Essex Beekeepers’ Association came to an end. Bees Abroad was looking for a chairman and he was selected for the role.