After 6 weeks of theory classes, practical sessions and a whole day with my father in-law spent inspecting many hives I am finally heading off with two colonies of my own (thanks to my father in-law, Richard).
The drive home was about 2hrs from Gloucestershire to Hampshire and thankfully uneventful although there must have been around 20-30 bees by the back window so somehow they were escaping.
Getting back at around 10:30pm My wife Louise and I donned our bee suits to take them up to their new home on the garage roof.
Very exciting although a little difficult to see everything in the dark. The next morning though the bees were off scouting out their new home and seemed to be settling in.