I have been keeping bees since around 1965, and learned much from my father, Griff Jenkins. Learning is a lifelong process, and I am still learning.
I want to get my bees back to where they were pre Varroa and prior to an influx of imported queens around the area where I lived at the time. Up till the 1980s the Cardiganshire coastal area was excellent for bees, and honey could be produced with very little input using local near native AMM type bees.
I have now moved back to the Lampeter area, closer to where I was born, and am slowly improving my bees. Since my father’s death around seven years ago I have taken over his stocks along with some of his apiaries.
I am also collaborating with local BIBBA members regarding a breeding program working with, inter alia, Steve Rose and Roger Patterson.