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Wheelwright Apprentice Tom Carroll

Tom’s initial training was at Plumpton College in Lewes, East Sussex where he first gained a Level 2 Diploma in Environmental and Land Based Studies Diploma.  He progressed to an extended BTEC Diploma in Countryside Management & Environmental Conservation gaining an A* and he was also awarded Best Practical Student in Countryside Studies at

Katie Warwick

I never imagined I would become a beekeeper. I recall doing a career prospects form at school. The results came in and, based on my answers I was to become a demolition instructor.  Somehow, looking back, that would have been less surprising. On the other hand, now that this is

Jack Silberrad – From Suits to Boots

One bee farming apprentice’s journey to graduation Locating Jack as a child often required thrashing out vegetation or looking aloft into trees, so it would follow naturally that after gaining a first-class degree in microbiology, he yearned for something more than a comfortable position as a medical sales representative could

Wax Chandlers’ Bee Farming Apprenticeships

The Wax Chandlers’ Bee Farming Apprenticeships are sponsored by Rowse Honey and the Bee Farmers’ Association and supported by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).  31 trainees have been placed during the first five years of the scheme.  Those successfully completing the three-year programme are awarded a Diploma in Excellence in Bee Farming by