The story so far … I had a very engaging Biology teacher at school who kept bees as a hobby. He made them sound so interesting. For years I have wanted to keep bees.
In 2009, when I stopped travelling for work, I suddenly found that the opportunity had arisen. I read several books and attended a course and soon realised this is what I wanted to do with my spare time. I bought a few hives and took the plunge. The fascination has remained with me and I have increased the number of hives I have.
We moved to Petwood (just outside Nairne, SA), in the Adelaide Hills in December 2015. A lovely, quiet part of the world with great rolling countryside and all manner of birds and other wildlife. We even have a tree reported to be 600 years old.
Not only do I sell honey and beekeeping equipment, but I also teach Beekeeping For Beginners from my home in the Adelaide Hills
This Youtube video clip from the ABC Gardening Australia programme will give you a nice impression of the area in which I run my courses.
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I recently saw Crispin perform his "Legislation for selling your Honey and wax products” presentation at the Bee Society of South Australia, absolutely outstanding!
His knowledge, research and ability to present the facts was as interesting as you could possibly make such a dry subject.
I have been beekeeping myself for 6 years and still learn new things from this man, his enthusiasm is infectious and the sharing of his knowledge always has some good spirited humour.
I would thoroughly recommend any new beeper, or anyone interested in beekeeping, to attend one of Crispin’s courses, it’ll be the best decision you’ll make on your bee keeping journey.