How do I find out more about beekeeping in France? I’m a total novice but would like to learn and possibly eventually keep a hive or two of my own. Geoffrey Boyd
It seems that beekeeping is a popular occupation of many expats living in France and, as a result, you will probably be able to find out more through the various online forums. There are also several people with gîtes and B&BS who run ‘taster’ beekeeping courses. One is situated south of Confolens in Charente ( 13bees. co.uk/beekeeping-experiences).
The website of the National Union of French Beekeeping (UNAF) is well worth perusing – it will undoubtedly give you a great deal of information of the type you require and is regularly updated with all the latest news and information essential to both experienced and would-be beekeepers alike. Find it at unaf-apiculture.info
Learning about beekeeping