Celia and David Rudland, Surrey
Celia and David are a husband and wife team who started beekeeping 13 years ago. David's interest in beekeeping came as a result of his job as a tree surgeon - and now 13 years on it's their business. Celia left her job as a math's teacher and together they manage several apiaries across Surrey and Kent, as well as running a training apiary. The apiary is a hidden gem, watched over by a gaggle of geese that I made friends with! Celia's educational background gave them the inspiration to run training courses for beekeepers from beginner to expert. The Bee Farmer Association's young apprentices come to David and Celia for a couple of week's classroom and practical training too, making sure that all our future commercial beekeepers have exposure to, and an understanding of, all that honey bees can throw at us!