Dr Ivor Davis NDB

publication date: Oct 25, 2011
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A physicist by training, Ivor Davis runs an IT consultancy company, the major client of which is the British Medical Association.

A beekeeper for over 20 years, he runs about 18 colonies of bees and has held various positions in his local Avon Beekeepers Association, but has also been Chairman and President of the British Beekeepers Association.

In the BBKA, he was involved in the campaign for government funding for bee research, which involved close contact with politicians at all levels, other decision makers and the media. He was also involved in steering through the revised BBKA Constitution to bring the organisation in to the 21st century, as well as the setting up of BBKA Enterprises Ltd, a trading company separate from the main Charity.

He instituted the BBKA Members Register, maintained by his wife Jan, and wrote the original software for the register database. He is a member of the BBKA Examinations Board and is currently project manager of the BBKA education programme, including the "Course in a Case" and short course modules in conjunction with the Fera Healthy Bees Plan and the National Diploma in Beekeeping Board.