General husbandry – what you need

The Candidate will ensure the following equipment is ready prior to the Assessment, for inspection by the Assessor, and ready for immediate use: Three Honey Production Colonies of honeybees. One Nucleus Colony of honeybees. Sufficient spare equipment: for preparing colonies for moving elsewhere; Travel screens, straps, entrance closers for feeding the colonies; Feeders, sugar syrup(?)… Continue reading General husbandry – what you need

General husbandry training

I’ve paid for some general husbandry training for 2017. It’s two days of theory and a day in the apiary. It’ll be really fun I’m sure! The syllabus is here and it’s all fairly straight forward. http://www.bbka.org.uk/files/library/genhusbcert2015_1448034604.pdf They want you have to have been keeping bees for fives years before taking it. I started beekeeping… Continue reading General husbandry training