We are incredibly proud to be sponsoring a young apprentice beekeeper, Sebastian Lever, based in Burnley, Lancashire.
The apprentice scheme is run by the Bee Farmer's Association to encourage youngsters into bee farming as a career. Typically, the average age of a bee farmer in the UK is over 60, so successfully engaging youngsters into this ancient and important rural industry is crucial to help secure a bright future for our British bees.
Sebastian (r) with his mentor Master Beekeeper David Rayner
The apprenticeship scheme enables apprentices like Sebastian to remain in, and play a crucially important role in their rural community without having to actually own land themselves. Providing pollination services to local growers and farmers is a proven way to sustainably increase flowering crop harvests and underpins the UK's food security.
Helping young beekeepers at a grass roots level is one of the ways we believe that Bee Good can make the biggest difference.
Keep up to date with the life of an apprentice beekeeper by reading Sebastian's regular updates on our blog.