I’d attended a training course last year on taking the General Husbandry and found it very useful. There were lots of useful hints and reminders about making sure you are well prepared as well as a run through of the syllabus. It also had a practical day where we were shown how to improve our… Continue reading Taking the General husbandry
GH is nearly booked. Exciting stuff. Have been told to make sure my records are sorted and my queen rearing is evidenced and show why I picked which queen to mate from. Did the GH course last year ao plenty of notes and advice to go back over. Kit to put into piles for tasks… Continue reading GH
I passed module 7 with a credit! Woo! So on to Module 8 now. Lots of honey, management for honey crops, health and history. I’ve also put in for my general husbandry. It’s going to be a busy year.
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
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