Ken and Dan Basterfield both hold the National Diploma in Beekeeping (NDB), and are commercial beekeepers with many years of beekeeping experience. They are also well-known beekeeping lecturers who give talks on beekeeping at all levels across the UK.
For 25 years, Ken Basterfield managed, developed, and tutored on the NDB's own week-long residential beekeeping course aimed at potential NDB candidates. Dan Basterfield has been a regular tutor on this course since gaining his NDB in 2011.
It is this experience of intensive beekeeping teaching at the highest level that led Ken and Dan to develop their own Summer School aimed instead at beekeepers with 3-5 years of experience.
The course takes place at our Honey Farm in Devon, purpose built just ten years ago. With all teaching and apiary facilities on-site, many diverse beekeeping topics can be discussed, practised, and re-visited to ensure that students make real progress during the course.
During the course, we will work through to 7pm (with meal breaks!) on some days. We will take tea breaks and meals in the bright and spacious tea room on-site.
We have a modern caravan site at the Honey Farm, with hardstanding pitches supplied with electricity available at £25 per night. Please enquire about this if it is of interest as pitches will need to be reserved.
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