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Five-year-old becomes Britain's youngest certified beekeeper

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Five-year-old becomes Britain's youngest certified beekeeper

Issue Time:2019-06-28

A Little Archie Cridland, from Guildford, Surrey, was stung by a bee aged two, but was not put off.
After submitting a portfolio of three months' work, and a diary, to an external examiner, Archie picked up his British Beekeeping Association's Junior Certificate in Apiculture qualification last month.
Explaining his passion, he said: "They're important because the pollinate. They pollinate our trees, food and crops."
Archie makes 60 jars of honey a year from his bees, some of which are enjoyed by his family, and some of which are sold.
When asked his favourite thing about bees, he said: "We do microscopy and I like to look at bees close up under the microscope.
The youngster is now working towards his next bee-keeping qualification - but needs to improve his reading and writing before his next exam.  


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