My name is Jed Russell and I am the newest member of the Black Bee Honey team! Although originally from Newcastle, I grew up in Inverness – the largest city in the Scottish Highlands. My interest in beekeeping first began while searching for a new skill for my Duke of Edinburgh Award. I joined the Inverness-shire Beekeeping Association, becoming their youngest member ever, and the beekeeping bug has stayed with me ever since.
Having recently finished an Environmental Science BSc (Hons) degree, with the University of the Highlands and Islands, I moved down to Bristol to seek out new and exciting opportunities. It didn’t take long before I found the perfect opportunity with Black Bee Honey and I joined as their Customer Service and Order Fulfilment Manager.
In addition to beekeeping I also love baking, my speciality being chocolate fudge cake, and playing the guitar. If my future career in beekeeping doesn’t work out, I can always fall back on my plans to be a cake baking rock star.