Meet the Team
The dedicated members that make up Rupert’s Honey are a small group of passionate people. Rupert’s Honey has streamlined their operation so as to not produce honey itself anymore (other than a few hives for a fun hobby) but are focussed on helping others do better through beekeeping. We have outsourced the manufacture of the equipment and technologies to companies with whom we have well established partnerships. This means that we have been able to slim the company profile down in order to be dynamic, attentive and passionate about what we do. Rupert’s Honey is a traditional family business, run of a set of true values and incorporates knowledge of the honey industry over the past 22 years.
Crispin Jackson started keeping bees when he was 16 years old and several thousand stings later knows a lot about how to manage bees in a sustainable way that incorporates ease of use for humans and is beneficial for bees. As the CEO of Rupert’s Honey, Crispin has been doing developmental beekeeping since 1998 and has a vast experience in working under difficult circumstances in rural communities. It was the father and son combination of Crispin and Tim Jackson that developed the Jackson Horizontal Hive and a number of the supporting technologies for beekeeping in rural areas. Crispin is passionate about helping other people have a better quality of life by sharing his knowledge of bees and beekeeping with them.
Torunn Riise Jackson is Crispin’s wife and together they have a son Scott Benjamin. They live in a small town, on a tiny farm in Lillehammer, Norway. Torunn brings immense empathy, drive and passion to Rupert’s Honey. Torunn is the front face of finding new groups to help, developing the structure of the projects and supporting with the administration of Rupert’s Honey. Torunn’s humanity and desire to see poverty eradicated, a better world for women in general and education in particular keeps Rupert’s Honey driving forward to strive to make the world a better place.
Sue Jackson is Crispin’s mother and has been involved with Rupert’s Honey since its humble beginnings. Sue was the owner and front face of Wensleydale Organic Farms and since selling the company and going into semi-retirement she is far more active in the development of Rupert’s Honey again. As a level headed well respected business woman Sue is very efficient at networking and marketing of organic produce, honey and other products from beekeeping. Sue handles the financial bookkeeping while giving experience and knowledge in running small dynamic powerful organisations such as Rupert’s Honey.
As a family based company, streamlined and focussed Rupert’s Honey achieves more with fewer personal than it did with a large staff doing lots of complicated divisions. We are passionate about helping other people. Beekeeping is a perfect way to achieving this ethos.