Ian and Shirley Richards

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the deaths of Ian and Shirley Richards of Wiston following a road accident on Saturday 10th May.

Ian started keeping bees when working for the police and continued and expanded his beekeeping in retirement.  He provided many beekeepers with their first bees and was always willing to provide practical help and advice to local beekeepers. He had been an active committee member of Pembrokeshire Beekeepers’ Association for many years.  Shirley was invariably at Ian’s side assisting with honey processing and producing  preserves which they sold alongside their honey at Pembrokeshire Farmers Markets where they were familiar faces.

They will be sorely missed.

Our thoughts are with their family at this sad time.

Details of funeral arrangements will be published here when available.


5 thoughts on “Ian and Shirley Richards

  1. On behalf of all of Ian’s colleagues in the Bee Farmers’ Association, I would like to say how sorry we were to hear this tragic news. Ian was a long-standing member, well know and liked by all that knew him and Shirley. I wish to offer my deepest sympathies to Ian’s family on their loss.

  2. We are so terribly sorry to hear this news. Ian has been the kindest and most patient mentor to me starting out in bee keeping, even taking the trouble to adapt a nuc to fit a top bar hive for me. We really will miss them both.
    Brighid & Chris Southwell

  3. We are all devastated by this tragic news
    Dennis and Shirley Goldsworthy and all their Comrades from the Royal Welch Fusiliers Comrade Association

  4. So sorry to hear your sad news.our thoughts are with you. ,Julia Carrie,Pippa and Miles, Clarbeston Road.

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