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 and would often relate whatever he was teaching us to something going on in a bee hive. For years I have wanted to keep bees.
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 quickly noticed the difference in temperament and production of the colonies. This raised my curiosity and I soon started to manage my colonies so I could increase the number of hives I have. I am still building that number up. I have been keeping bees since 2009.
I used to teach beekeeping at the WEA in Angus Street, Adelaide, but my regular job then had me travelling so much I had to give that away. However, I am now able to teach again and provide first class equipment to beekeepers who share a common interest in maintaining healthy, productive hives.
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.
I hope you also develop an interest in beekeeping. It is very rewarding and certainly helps take your mind off the day to day pressures that most of us endure.
I do hope you enjoy this website and find all the information you need. If there is anything else I can help you with, please drop me an email and I will do the best I can to get your issue resolved. If you are interested in attending a “Beekeeping For Beginners” course or a refresher workshop, or even a queen marking workshop, please make your booking online above. Courses are filling fast!
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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.