Archive For The “Always be learning” Category

Rua Tekau – First Shook Swarm

By | April 27, 2012

Class 2 at East Surrey Bees saw me bleary eyed and bleary nosed with a bit of an ugly cold. I covered it up as best I could and marched on, and so pleased I did. The ESB beginner practical course is a fantastic practically focussed  course, and again with minutes of arriving we were […]

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After theory… then what?

By | April 22, 2012

Having completed the excellent Zoo Train theory courses, and joining up with Ealing Transition at the Walmer Gardens hive, I still had buckets of enthusiasm. What next? I really wanted to get more practical experience and learning, getting my hands regularly into a hive with some teachers. A quick search around the net showed that […]

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Camley Street Introductory course

By | April 1, 2012

Since I’d booked some courses mistakenly out of order, today I went along to Camley Street Natural Park for an Introductory course. This was a one day, 5 hour course briefly covering some of the broad topics of bee keeping. I was 5 minutes late, as I’d spent some productive time that morning arguing with my wife […]

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Class number four

By | March 28, 2012

I was looking forward to class four, but also a little melancholic. It was our last theory class and I’d been realising how much I didn’t know. Finding more courses, books and channels to learn was going to be necessary, but I viewed that as a really positive sign. Class four was about some of the more […]

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Class number three

By | March 24, 2012

My enthusiasm for the classes had maintained over 2 weeks, so that was a good sign. Despite this, Id learnt my lesson and chowed on Nandos before this class. I even sat at a table, and had cutlery! In the previous week we had been given some equipment catalouges. All up, bought new, it would cost around £500 […]

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