Chris Park lives on an organic farm in the Vale of the White Horse, Oxfordshire. His work is wide and varied, from arts and craft, ancient technologies, experimental archaeology and educational projects to eco-building, professional storytelling, folk music and raising the awareness of the heritage of beekeeping. He is a founder member of the Beekeeping History Trust, a skep beekeeper, skep-maker, apitherapy student and a practicing Druid. Looking to the past to look to the future.
With less than 5 years experience in beekeeping, Patrick is what would be described as a novice beekeeper and is still making every mistake under the sun. He is interested in all things “bee” – from honeybee to solitary bee; from conventional hives to traditional approaches.
Patrick is also an experienced sound engineer and audio editor. His previous work has encompassed studio engineering and producing bands in various high profile studios as well as extensive work for BBC Radio.
Patrick is also a musician, arranger and performer and has written and devised music for TV and Radio.
Verity Sharp is an experienced audio producer, freelance voiceover artist and radio presenter. She has fronted numerous documentaries, events and live programmes, including co-presenting BBC Radio 3’s flagship music programme Late Junction since it began in 2000. As a BBC trained producer, she has a solid grounding in making and shaping audio.
As well as music, Verity is keenly interested in environmental and rural affairs and holds an RHS diploma in horticulture. She has presented editions of Costing the Earth and On Your Farm for BBC Radio 4 and reported for Gardeners’ Question Time.
She recently devised, produced and presented a six part radio series that combined her love of gardens and folk music. Her voiceover clients have included Tate Modern, BBC4, Bloomberg and Channel News Asia.