BBC Countryfile - International Young Beekeepers 2017

International Young Beekeepers competition plays a part in a recent episode of BBC Countryfile…

… it starts 16 minutes in (lasting 6 minutes), watch it on BBC iPlayer here - 25 days left to watch:

There’s a real buzz in the grounds of Marlborough College as Anita Rani pays a visit to the UK’s first international Gathering of Young Beekeepers. Hosted by the Association of British Beekeepers, the convention has participants from 22 different countries – and none of them are a day over 16!

The youngsters are put to the test in a series of practical and mental challenges such as identifying and marking a male drone bee; building hive frames and making old-fashioned skep beehives. With the average age of a beekeeper being 66, these are invaluable skills for our future, worldwide.