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Sue McBean was formerly a nursing lecturer at the University of Ulster (UU) in Coleraine in Northern Ireland. With a first degree in Botany & Zoology from Bristol University & a Masters in Health Education from King’s College, London, she combines in this website her passion for nursing and love of nature to create a unique tool to benefit her third devotion - public health.

Sue has been a registered general nurse and public health nurse for over thirty years and a nurse teacher for over twenty. Sue has been a natural historian all her life and her love of insects started with a bee keeping father. Many of the photographs on this website were taken by James McBean, Sue's son.

The original concepts behind this website were peer reviewed by the UK Public Health Association for a conference presentation in Edinburgh in 2006.