LCAS is delighted to be managing nine new Bee Farmer apprentices through the Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers’ three year Excellence in Bee Farming Diploma. They were recruited through Rowse Honey’s Bee-a-Beefarmer Apprenticeship campaign (https://www.rowsehoney.co.uk/about-us/bee-a-beefarmer/) in conjunction with the Bee Farmers Association (http://beefarmers.co.uk/).
Congratulations to Oliver Pont and Gabriel Noble who have recently been awarded Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust grants. They will be attending a prestigious Luncheon in June 2018 at which they will be giving a presentation on the progress they have made during their apprenticeships.
Phoebe Lamb is being trained by Kevin Shaw at Beeworthy Hives in Willslock, Staffordshire. She will complete her apprenticeship in April 2018
Sebastian Leaver is being trained by Tony Manton at Brackley Bees in Brackley, Northamptonshire. He will complete his apprenticeship in May 2018
Web link – http://www.withloveproject.co.uk/blog/seb-leaver-apprentice-bee-keeper
Lara Manton is being trained by her father, Tony Manton at Brackley Bees in Brackley, Northamptonshire. She will complete her apprenticeship in March 2018.
BBC Radio4 Ruth Sanderson visits a bee farm in Northamptonshire to see the honey being harvested. Lara Manton is learning the ropes on her Dad’s farm with a view to take on and expand the business one day. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b068s44h
Sam Burnham is being trained by his mother, Kim Burnham at Porch Honey in Leigh-on-sea, Essex. He will complete his apprenticeship in June 2018.
Oliver Pont is being trained by his father, Neil Pont at Lincolnshire Apiraries in Doddington. He will complete his apprenticeship in April 2019.
‘Last year I did a week’s work experience for David Wainwright (bee keeper and former Chairman of the Bee Farmers’ Association), working with another apprentice Gruff Tomos. It is a much larger business than the one I work for so it was great to have a go at the same job on a bigger scale.
I am also hoping to work in New Zealand for around 3 months starting January 2019.’
Ollie has recently been awarded a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust grant which is being put towards his wages and this will free up some funds to invest in other parts of the business. He will be attending a prestigious Luncheon in June 2018 at which he will be giving a presentation on the progress he has made during his apprenticeship.
Meet our Bee A Bee Farmer apprentices Stuart, Oli and Griff. Bee keeping is so important and here they tell us why! Find out how to get involved > www.rowsehoney.co.uk/about-us/bee-a-beefarmer
Posted by Rowse Honey on Monday, 8 August 2016
Gruffudd Tomos is being trained by David Wainwright at Tropical Forest Products in Aberystwyth in Wales. He will complete his apprenticeship in January 2019
Stuart Weekes is being trained by Phil Hanneman at Fishbourne Apiaries in Emsworth, Hampshire. His apprenticeship will finish in April 2019.
Shelley Glasspool is being trained by Jo Widdicombe at Widdicombe’s Cornish Bees in Torpoint, Cornwall. Her apprenticeship will finish in April 2020.
Gabriel Noble is being trained by Becky Chadd at Becky’s Beezzzs Ltd in Andover, Hampshire. His apprenticeship will finish in August 2020.
Gabriel has recently been awarded a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust grant which is being put towards his wages. He will be attending a prestigious Luncheon in June 2018 at which he will be giving a presentation on the progress he has made during his apprenticeship.