Who is Dr Beynon?
Dr Sarah Beynon is an academic entomologist, ecologist and farmer and the founder of The Bug Farm, Bug Farm Foods Ltd and Dung Beetles Direct.
Sarah’s fascination in the natural world was nurtured through her childhood. But her interest in insects was cemented during her undergraduate years at The University of Oxford during a tour of the Hope Entomological (Insect) Collections with entomologist Darren Mann. After university, Sarah set up an environmental consultancy business, working with farmers and conservation organisations to deliver advice on habitat management for invertebrates. Alongside her consultancy, Sarah studied for doctorate (The University of Oxford), looking into the impacts of agricultural intensification on non-target invertebrates and the ecosystem services they deliver. During the course of her research, she has travelled to Zambia, Bolivia, Brazil, America and Honduras.
Sarah is also passionate about education and the dissemination of her research so returned to Pembrokeshire to start-up Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm (The Bug Farm). Now, she works as a scientist and ecological consultant, but also with children, the public and farmers to enthuse people about insects and make sure that her research is delivered where it is needed – to the farmers and policy-makers.
Sarah also enjoys TV work and has presented for, amongst others, BBC, Channel 4, Discovery Channel, Channel 5 and Animal Planet.