Michael Badger, MBE, with HRH Sophie, Countess of Wessex at the Great Yorkshire Show, 2014

The Isle of Man Beekepers Federation is honoured to have Michael Badger, MBE, visit us over the coming weekend.

Michael has been actively involved with beekeeping since childhood.

He has been involved in all spheres of beekeeping: he has been the National President of the British Beekeepers’ Association and its Chairman. He was Chairman (twice) of the Yorkshire Beekeepers’ Association and its General Secretary and is The Yorkshire Agricultural Society’s representative to the Yorkshire Beekeepers’ Association.

He has been the Chief Honey Steward at the Gt. Yorkshire Show for over twenty years and a Senior Honey Judge for many years, participating at all the top agricultural shows in the British Isles.

Michael was awarded the MBE in the New Years Honours List for Services to the British Beekeeping Industry in 2003, and instigated the Bee Craft event at the Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers.

Out of beekeeping Michael is a Director of an Environmental Management Consultancy and a publishing house. He his married to Hilary and they have three children.

Michael is a Patron of Bees Abroad, (from whence this information comes. Other Patrons include the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, Martha Kearney and Professor Adam Hunt.)

Michael will be hosting an apiary visit at Shenharra on Saturday 15 August and giving a lecture at Knockaloe on Sunday. More details of these events is to be found here and here.



One Response to Michael Badger comes to the Isle of Man

  1. Hilary Badger says:

    if you cannot fight wear a big hat

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