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Geoff Galliver the examiner said of Archie: “I was staggered by his level of knowledge! He blew my mind!” UK’s Youngest Qualified Beekeeper…….EVER Guildford 5th June 2019 Today Surrey Bees Training is pleased to announce that Archie Cridland, aged 5 yrs. achieved a first in beekeeping, as the youngest ever to pass his BBKA Junior Certificate in Apiculture. Having asked …
New Beekeepers course 2019 – after a gruelling 8 weeks theory about to head off into the field to put their new learned knowledge into practise!
Taste of Autumn Show will soon be here Wed 17th to Sunday 21st October – has to be the best show at RHS Wisley, lots of stalls, children’s activities and the Autumn showings from RHS Wisley. We shall be attending in Hillside Event Centre – on sale: Surrey Honeys: Floral Honey – from local Wisley and Worplesdon sites Creamed Honey …
A new book on bees, available for children has recently been published on Amazon. It is about a bee that dons a disguise in order to try and save a meadow from being built over with housing. It is a story with some educational and environmental aspects within the text. It is available from Amazon for the Kindle and devices that …
Perry arrived at the training apiary this week to inspect and collect some nucleus’ of bees. We were a little surprised therefore when he turned up in shorts and short-sleeved open shirt, bare legs and arms. He announced that he hadn’t brought with him a bee suit/jacket or gloves, and that normally he doesn’t even wear a veil! In the …
The new handcrafted money boxes are now available to teach children about bees and saving at the same time!
The years seems to go faster and faster! Already nearly at the end of the Newbie Theory Beekeeping Course, with 42 new beekeepers this year, joining in the fun. Heres the class of 2018 learning through demonstration 2 artificial swarm control methods: Pagden and Snelgrove. Let’s hope they don’t have to put it into practice until their 2nd year.
Starting him early, grandson, aged 3 out checking the bees…..already understands bees pollinate 1/3 of our food.
Surrey Bees Training at the Pyrford & Mayford Flower Show – come and meet the bees, taste various honey, buy scented candles, furniture polish, lip balms all made from our bees wax. Coldharbour Road, Pyrford, Woking from 12:30
Tips for finding your queen. There are times when seeing eggs to know your colony is queen right is just not enough and you may need to find your queen to perhaps make a split or carry out a manipulation or just to mark a new queen (only mark a new queen when she is definitely in lay and you …