Master Beekeepers in Hampshire

Hampshire currently has 5 Master Beekeepers:

Christine Coulsting Romsey & District Beekeepers’ Association
James Donaldson Fleet Beekeepers’ Association
Angela Gales New Forest Beekeepers’ Association
John Hanks Romsey & District Beekeepers’ Association
Thomas A Salter Andover Beekeepers’ Association

A Master Beekeeper is someone who has gained the BBKA Advanced Theory Certificate by passing all 7 BBKA written modules and has also passed the BBKA Advanced Husbandry Certificate.

It is a great achievement. The written modules cover a broad range of bee-related topics; a candidate who has passed all 7 modules has shown a thorough understanding of bees and beekeeping.
The Advanced Husbandry qualification is tested in person by a panel of experts and covers lecturing, manipulations, bee diseases including microscopy, queen rearing, and an interview.