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For many beekeepers, a major milestone in their beekeeping journey is the establishment of a second 'out apiary' away from home. For others, circumstances dictate that they must start their beekeeping with hives on a remote site. Some out apiaries are permanent, others can be temporary, yet all bring a mixture of benefits and challenges.
Ken Basterfield has had numerous out apiaries over the past fifty years, in all sorts of locations. From this experience he will share his tips on how to find, establish, and manage an out apiary of your own.
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.