We have a well set up apiary at Heron Hill (with lovely bees!) and a super 'bee shed' to share with other beekeepers and groups. Over the past two years, we have hosted the BBKA exams for the area, and this year was no exception, with 7 candidates from the Kendal Beekeepers and beekeepers from further afield using our facilities to be examined for the 'Bee Health' examination and Basic Assessments in Apiculture.
Among the candidates were Mrs Harper and I...!! continuing our education, studying hard and (fingers crossed!) continuing our Bee Qualification CV's! Although it was quite stressful making sure all our revision had paid off, it was a super to spend the weekend with other beekeepers, especially to meet and talk to Mr George Eames, the assessor, who was very patient and kind, but also taught us so much over the weekend.
We have almost 6 weeks to wait for our results... but whatever the outcome, through our revision and experience over the weekend, both Mrs Harper and I have learnt a lot, so all good!