Margaret Ginman

Bee Farmers Association

Pollination – the importance of good relations within the farming community

About Margaret Ginman

Margaret Ginman is a successful business woman with a background in national newspaper journalism. She joined the BFA as its first paid General Secretary four years ago to increase its voice at regional, national and international level and develop commercial partnerships.

Since then the organisation has launched a world-class apprenticeship scheme to enable members to pass on their skills to future generations of bee farmers. She is a member of the EU Working Party on Honey, DEFRA’s Bee Health Advisory Forum and the National Pollinator Implementation Group and Scotland’s Honey Bee Health Strategy group. She works closely with BFA Pollination Officer Alan Hart as well as scientists drawing up research projects relating to honeybees. She is chair of the Council of National Beekeeping Organisations and a familiar voice for the BFA on local radio and BBC’s Farming Today.

Margaret owns and runs a small commercial bee farm in East Sussex.

The Bee Farmers Association represents most of the commercial beekeepers throughout the UK. Our members are responsible for almost all the honey sold in bulk in the country and most of the contract pollination so important to sustainable food production.

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