Tuesday 12 March 2019
The team of young beekeepers who will represent the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) at the International Meeting of Young Beekeepers in July has been chosen. This year the event is being held in Banska Bystrica in Slovakia from the 3rd to the 7th of July.
Three 14 year old beekeepers were selected at a special recruitment day, plus a 16 year old reserve beekeeper. They are, from left to right, Izzy Campbell from Newcastle, reserve, Natalie Phillips from Liverpool, William Akers from Buckinghamshire and Ben Sullivan from Norfolk.
All of them had to pass written and practical exercises either individually or in a group and show that they were competent at handling honeybees.
They were also followed by a team from the Discovery Channel who will be following them to the IMYB and finding out how Beekeeping differs around the world.
The winning beekeepers will get an all expenses paid, life-changing trip to Slovakia where they will socialise and work with fellow young beekeepers from almost 30 countries around the world.