Finding a Mentor
Beekeeping can be a confusing, and often frustrating experience when you’re just starting out. Traditionally, many experienced beekeepers help out those that are just starting, though a process simply called “mentoring”.
Beekeeping mentors work one-on-one with new beekeepers, explaining techniques and offering advice. More than anything, they are there to answer age-old questions about bees and their habits.
If you’re starting out in beekeeping, or think you would benefit from having a mentor, BABA is here to help by matching you with a more experience beekeeper. Mentoring is a volunteer activity as mentors don’t charge for their knowledge or time, but do it for their love of beekeeping and teaching others, helping to sustain the hobby with future generations of beekeepers.
Please keep in mind that like all volunteers, mentors have lives outside of beekeeping, and thus have individual limits on the amount of time they can help other beekeepers.
Currently, BABA is mustering and marshalling our membership ranks in an effort to compile a list of beekeepers with the requisite experience and imperative interest in mentoring. If you’re a member in good standing and might be interested in taking on a protégée or if you’re a ‘newbie’ and would like to find a BABA member who can help as a mentor, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.