Dr Sarah Beynon, Entimologist and Wildlife Presenter left the Department of Zoology in Oxford University to pursue her dream. She moved into the old family farm close to Britain’s tiniest city of St Davids in North Pembrokeshire to begin farming.
Sounds ordinary enough but there was nothing ordinary about Dr Beynon’s dream. She wanted to be a bug farmer! Given her expertise I suppose it’s not all that surprising, but she has taken her love of creepy crawlies to a whole new level and being a generous person she loves to share.
Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm and Grub Kitchen have become a fascinating visitor attraction with an Indoor Tropical Bug House, Bug Art Gallery, Gift Shop, Arts & Crafts Workshops, Talks and the Grub Kitchen Cafe where a variety of edible insects feature prominently on the menu. There are non insect dishes too. Love bugs who have chosen cottages in Pembrokeshire for Valentine’s Day might like to try out their special Valentine’s dinner (booking advisable).
Jesting aside there is a serious serious side to Dr Beynon’s vision for the Bug Farm. First and foremost it is a scientific research centre. She provides fieldwork sites, laboratory space and supervision for international students and scientists employed in cutting edge research on farmland biodiversity, ecosystem services provided by wildlife and the future of sustainable food production. She is always on the look out for students and academics bitten by the bug with relevant research projects to pursue.