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. They want you have to have been keeping bees for fives years before taking it. I started beekeeping… Continue reading General husbandry training