It is our intention that all of the Association's inexperienced new(ish) beekeepers are allocated a beekeeping mentor, someone who can share their experience with you and help you through the steep learning curve we have all experienced in the first few years.
We try to allocate a mentor where needed when those on our Beginners' Course get their first colony.
Our more experienced members, such as the Apiary Management Team and Training Officer will always be happy and willing to lend a hand and provide guidance. Attending the Association apiary on Sunday afternoons during the main beekeeping season from April to September is a great way to learn.
If you suspect that your bees have disease then please contact your Seasonal Bee Inspector who will arrange to visit you and inspect your bees.