Tim awarded BEM for services to beekeeping

Little Stoke resident Timothy Hewer was honoured with a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the New Year’s Honours list to acknowledge his many services to Beekeeping. 

Timothy, a retired electrician, is a member of the Bristol Branch of Avon Beekeepers Association, and also regularly goes into schools to educate children about how to look after hives. He recently won a £700 grant to buy 20 child-sized bee suits, and runs sessions for school children, Guides and Scouts to familiarise them with working with bees.