I have to say that Andre was absolutely brilliant (he even bought over some of his fabulous sausages for lunch) and the hive seems to be well established now. The one on one was really useful, adding to the several books I had read in advance and Andre was very patient with all my questions! Andre is due over again tomorrow and is continuing to support me in my new hobby and I am really pleased to be able to call myself a beekeeper! I can thoroughly recommend working with Andre & Jane and I hope to keep in regular touch with them as my Bee Mentors.
[Andre’s] knowledge and skill, evident from the start, were both comforting and reassuring and after a session or two following him round and getting real hands on experience of hive inspections, queen identification, marking etc. he appeared with my first hive and colony, my hive tool, bee book and super frames. Supported by Andre’s friendly advice, I have the most joyous time with my bees.