Who is BeeGAP?
Proudly family owned and operated, Creative Woodcraft’s family ethos extends well beyond to BeeGAP, with all family members remaining passionate and equally driven to educate New Zealand.
Ian - Founder
A carpenter and joiner by trade, it’s no surprise Ian has merged his passion in to the creation of suitable habitats for our wonderful pollinators in New Zealand. Leading a strong production team every day, Ian is proud to roll up his sleeves and see the fruits of his labour come to fruition. Outside of work, Ian enjoys a good movie, trekking and cooking up a storm.
Sam - Sales & Marketing
With almost a decade of experience in media and communications, along with a BCom Management major, Sam is at the forefront of all business decisions, leading the team forwards and striving to reach lofty heights. Outside of work, Sam is often seen at the local bowling club plying his trade over a well -earned pint and a Friday evening catch-up.
Jason - Web & IT
Bringing more than a decade of experience in the IT sector, what Jason doesn’t know about computers probably isn’t worth knowing. Playing a pivotal role in the constant development of the BeeGAP resource, Jason enjoys bettering the resource at every opportunity and receiving regular feedback from site users. Outside of work, Jason enjoys spending time with his fiancée Sarah and their toddler Kingsley, and is excited to be welcoming a new addition to the clan later this year.
Dr.Barry Donovan - Entomologist
With a career spanning more than 50 years, Dr. Donovan has gained an unparalleled reputation as one of New Zealand’s leading entomologists and pollination experts. Honoured in 2017 with the Peter Molan Award for Excellence in Apicultural Science, Dr. Donovan is renowned among the sector for his outstanding contributions in research and science and since 1969, has dedicated his entire career to bees - including the successful introduction of leafcutter bees from North America.