I am a joiner by trade and as a hobby have become very interested in the honey bee. I have been keeping bees now for 5 years. I have passed my basic beekeeping exam and have passed the BBKA, module 1 of Honey Bee Management. I have travelled around the country to take part in 3 NDB courses in Adult bee disease, microscopy and queen rearing. I enjoy attending local bee keeping meetings and national conventions. I have experience of keeping bees in my own apiary and moving my hives to seasonal crops like the heather crop on Llandegla Moor, river balsam in Oswestry and rape crop in Thornton Hough.