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Tools and Tricks to Make Beekeeping Easier
My background in engineering and science, along with practical woodworking and metalworking skills, has allowed me to develop and refine many techniques and pieces of equipment to make life simpler for the beekeeper. In a series of show & tell snapshots I will cover many of these ideas - whether for migration, lifting and shifting, simple selective queen raising, warming honey, feeding, foundation making, mead and honey vinegar, and more. Come and enjoy, it is quite a journey through 50 years of my beekeeping!
About Ken Basterfield, NDB
Ken was first introduced to bees at 6 years old, but began beekeeping upon graduating in 1971. He increased in numbers until running 150 colonies by 1979, running these as a semi-commercial outfit in parallel with his day job.
Ken took his BBKA Preliminary, Intermediate, Senior, and Senior Practical certificates, before obtaining his National Diploma in Beekeeping (NDB) in 1996. During that time, he completed a wide range of beekeeping including stock selection and breeding from the best locally-adapted performers & extensive queen raising.
Ken has tried out most of the management techniques on large scale trials leading to ‘best fit’ tools and techniques for his own beekeeping environment.