Educational Talks

Due to popular demand we have now started running educational talks about bees and our business. These can be for any groups from schools to gardening clubs to beekeeping associations, any age range so long as the group is interested in bees we are happy to come and talk.

Our talks last up to one hour although you can request that to be shorter or longer depending on your requirements. You can see our list of talks below

Talks In Person

We will bring our own projector if the room is suitable so we can show lots of beekeeping pictures, they really help when it comes to explaining certain aspects of beekeeping.

We also bring lots of interesting things; beeswax comb, smoker, beekeepers suits, live bees in a glass hive (season dependent) to our ‘A year of British Beekeeping’ Talk

Please fill out the form below to get a quote for us to come and talk to your group.

Zoom Talks

During Covid 19 we have been invited to talk to a number of beekeeping associations and groups on a variety of subjects.

We can share our presentation to your members so they can follow slides just like they would if we were there in person. We make the talks as engaging as possible and make sure theres plenty of time for Q&A at the end.

Talks last one hours plus time as much time as needed for questions at the end.

If you are a BKA talk organiser and would like us to do multiple talks as part of your winter series please email us HERE so we can discuss your needs for a series of talks that compliment each other. For one off talks please use the form below.

Weybridge Beekeepers Association 2021

Our Presentations

A year of british beekeeping – This is a great talk for non-beekeeping clubs that are interested in learning about the basic yearly cycle of honey bees in the UK. There are lot’s of photos illustrating the whole year with everything explained assuming there is no experience of beekeeping with the member attending.

An Australian Bee Farming Season – I will talk you through my experiences working on a 2,500 hive bee farm in Australia in 2019. You will learn lots about the differences to beekeping in the UK and Australia from the different practices of migratory beekeeping to the attitude and prevelance of bee diseases. I’ll talk about beekeeping during the bushfires and the unquie challenges faced in Australia

From 20 hives to 60 in just one season! – In this talk I explain how I got from 20 hives to 60 in just one season. Making an increase is one of the most talked about aspects of beekeeping and I will share how I managed my expansion from 2 hives to over 120 within just a few seasons. While most beekeepers won’t want to be expanding up to 60 hives we will explain how our simple no-nonsense methods can be used to make increases from 2 hives and up!

My Route into bee farming and the expansion of Holt Hall Apiary – My route from accounting student to full time bee farmer is a little unsual, especially as i’m still only in my mid 20’s! I’ll talk your guests through how I got into beekeeping, how I grew my business and lessions I learnt along the way. This is a fun and relaxed talk with lot’s of pictures from when I started as a hobby beekeeper through to today!

How we manage hives as a bee farmer – One of the questions we always get asked is how do you have time to manage so many hives? In this talk we will explain the practices we use to efficiently manage our hives through the season to maximise honey flows when they come. How we move hives from crop to crop and tips that hobby beekeepers can do to help them better manage their hives thinking like a bee farmer.

Extracting honey a sticky job!- In this talk I will show you around our honey room with photos. We will discuss clearing the supers, transporting them and all aspects of uncapping, extracting and jarring. We will talk about different types of honey like Oil Seed Rape, Heather honey and cut comb. While we show you around the equipment we use I’ll make recommendations for different scales of beekeepers from those with one or two hives to those looking to expand their beekeeping significantly.