Mike is a Master Beekeeper. He has been keeping honey bees since 1972 and these days manages multiple apiaries, each with between 5 and 8 colonies.
To keep up to date with the rapidly changing challenges of modern bee husbandry, Mike has continued to study and attain the BBKA Master Beekeeper status., passing assessments in Basic Practical Beekeeping; General Husbandry; Advanced Husbandry; and Theory Modules No. 1 - 8.
Mike runs our regular courses in Beekeeping, from Beginners courses to 1-1 sessions and advanced Beekeeping Courses courses.
He is the ex-chairman and current President of the Hastings & Rother Beekeeping Association. (H&R BKA), and represents the division on the Sussex Beekeeping Executive Committee. Furthermore, he is an examiner for the BBKA Basic and General Husbandry examinations.