The Hexagons & Lexicons program was our Apprentice/Mentor program at BRBS. It was started in 2015 and we were very successful and enlisted over a dozen young ladies and gents who expressed interest in becoming an apprentice beekeeper with a mentor. The program was mutually beneficial to both apprentice and mentor. We strongly felt that it would be very successful at increasing participation in beekeeping, providing sound “hands-on” education for new beekeepers and provide a much needed “helping hand” to veteran beekeepers who often find themselves struggling to keep up with their bees and equipment.
We ran the program for about 2 years until our young beekeepers decided there were more interesting things to do. We are proud of the work we did and hope that we started something good for our young beekeepers.