Arnia is in the press this week following the announcement that Mark Jackson has joined the Board as CEO.

Arnia CEO Mark Jackson

Arnia CEO Mark Jackson

From BDaily this morning:


Mark Jackson has been appointed to drive international growth plans at beehive monitoring systems and bee data collection business Arnia.

The new CEO is familiar industry figure in the North East, having previously been a Director at Knowledge House for 15 years and most recently, Chairman of the NE Region Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Prior to this his background is in Automotive supply for Nissan Tier 1 supplier Bundy and Business Analysis in the UK and Canada for, amongst others, Xerox and Nabisco.

He said “Arnia, as a business is a fascinating proposition. It has a truly unique product portfolio from an ‘off the shelf’ model for hobby beekeepers to large scale bespoke technology for some of the world’s biggest farmers.”

Arnia hardware remotely collects previously unobtainable data from bee hives of all shapes and sizes from all over the world.

Mark continued: “We can’t ignore the potential this data generates, and we also can’t ignore the value of ensuring future generations understand the importance of bee health and what it means to our World.

“This is why one of my main goals for the Company in the coming months is to develop a Curriculum ready, STEM module, based on bee science for roll-out nationally across Primary Schools.

“For this we will not only need the support of the education system, which is already in progress, we will also need key companies to get involved and involve organisations such as The Reece Foundation and Newcastle University who have already given their support to the programme.”