Hampshire currently has 3 Master Beekeepers:
|Christine Coulsting||Southampton Beekeepers’ Association|
|James Donaldson||Fleet Beekeepers’ Association|
|John Hanks||Romsey & District Beekeepers’ Association|
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.