Niall MacBride

Application Support Developer

We're so sweet on our Application Support Developer, Niall!  He loves investigating and solving problems, and in his spare time he's a beekeeper. But we wanted to find out what else gets him buzzing!

Beekeeping is a quite an unusual hobby - are you pulling our fins?  What else do you get up to when you're not in the Aquarium? 

Haha yes, I do keep bees!  We produce lovely honey that's sold in the shop at the estate they're kept at, and also host "Meet the Bees" days which are great fun.  I also really enjoy canoeing, watching football, going to the cinema and going out for meals. 

If you're having an evening of chilling out on the couch, what will you be watching and eating?

I love films - generally comedies or anything that's recently been released - and I put together a tasty spread: antipasti, cheeses, pate, biscuits, crackers...the perfect combination for a night of TV and grazing!

If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be? 

All of them!  Invisibility, x-ray vision, flying, climbing, teleportation... No-one would defeat me!

We all do it, so own up: what's your favourite song to sing when you think no-one can hear you? 

I generally make up songs.  They're utter rubbish and I can't sing!  I was once caught by a bus stop full of people singing Britney Spears, though.  Not my finest moment!

Oops, hope you don't do it again!  Finally, is there anything unusual about yourself you'd like to share? 

I got married on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise in Las Vegas. The wedding was conducted by a Klingon, and there was a Ferengi there, too.  You can probably tell I'm a bit of a Star Trek fan!