Education

John Hebron


John Hebron


I reluctantly started beekeeping in 1983 with my wife Christine (who had assisted her father from an early age) and was quickly converted and you know what they say about converts!
Was elected to the committee as treasurer in 1992. At the AGM I heard the whisper 'no-one else wants the job', but I found it interesting and remained treasurer for four years. In 1998 I was then asked to be librarian and took on that job for three years.
I was elected chairman in 2001 and obtained a millennium grant of £4000 for the branch. After three years I retired from the committee.
During this time I passed the intermediate and advanced beekeeping exams and spent a week in each of the years 1999 and 2000 at the National Bee Unit studying disease and queen rearing amongst other things.
I have always enjoyed teaching beekeeping and assisted my wife for seven years when she was education officer. I am very pleased to have the opportunity to manage the new training apiary with the help of volunteers.