Training and exams

The BeeHolder, Winter 2013

I am happy to report that everyone who took the basic beekeeping assessment this summer has passed. Well done to all, and your certificates will be presented at either the AGM or the Annual Dinner (not yet decided). We are planning to arrange another assessment next year, and hopefully an intermediate assessment as well.

We are currently working on the training programme for next year, so if anyone has any suggestions or requirements then do get in touch (click here to send e-mail).

Provisionally we are aiming for a Basic Beekeeping course in February for absolute beginners and a two day Intermediate Beekeeping course in February/March for beekeepers who have kept bees for a minimum of one season (no maximum requirement) and are keen to hone their skills. In previous years Brian Goodwin has given these courses and we will approach him again. The early production of this issue of BeeHolder means that we haven't yet finalised the arrangements.

Additionally there is the possibility of a course by instructors from BIBBA on bee breeding some time in early summer which compliments our efforts to establish a program to bring back the black bee to mid Wales.

Julie Pearce