Hi. My name is John Moran. I am married to Maria and have two boys called Shaun and Ian. I also have three working Cocker Spaniels called Monty, Taz and Jackson.
I used to be a professional footballer and signed for Everton FC when I was only 16. Unfortunately I had an injury and I couldn't play anymore so I joined the fire service. I was a member of the fire service and served in the local community for 14 years before another injury unfortunately ended that career.
But I decided my working life wasn't over and I went to Liverpool Hope University and gained a 1st Class B.Ed Honours degree and have since then become a primary school teacher for the past 13 years. As a teacher I have foundered a host of community events and raised thousands of pounds for a number of charities.
The Honey Bee Project was born in 2011 after watching a television programme about the decline of the honey bee and a conversation with my son Shaun who is a dedicated conservationist. He was the one who pushed me into it and that is how I ended up spending a Christmas Boxing Day on the roof of Sheffield City Museum looking at bee hives as part of an urban bee keeping course.
Hi there. I'm Michael Hewlett. I have been involved in education for 36 years, and have now found a fascinating ecology project with honey bees.
Honey bees are the only animal to provide us with 'sweetness and light' and much of what we eat through pollination. Honey bees have been around since the dinosaurs, and only recently have been under threat for their survival.
I became involved with the Honey Bee Project as a school teacher training as a beekeeper with the British Bee Keepers Association and part of the Royal Society project in conduction with Liverpool University School of Life Sciences.