11th March 2019 

The IMYB Assessment took place on 10th March at Stoneleigh Head Quarters and organiser Simon Cavill says a fine team has been assembled for the meeting in July. As well as the team for this year he said there were some enthusiastic future candidates that attended who will be all set to join future teams as they now have a real feeling for what the meeting is about.

Three 14 year old beekeepers were selected at a special recruitment day. They are, Natalie Phillips from Liverpool, William Akers from Buckinghamshire and Ben Sullivan from Norfolk. 

5th Jan 2019

Calling all teen beeks…

It’s that time of year again when we start recruiting young beekeepers for the 2019 IMYB which is in its 10th year and is being held in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, on the  3rd July - 7th July 2019. As before, we are looking for a team of three teen beeks aged between 12-17 with either the BBKA Basic or Junior Assessment (or equivalent experience) to come on an all expenses paid, life-changing trip. You will meet, work and learn from fellow young beekeepers from almost 30 countries around the world and a great time is guaranteed!

As before, we are holding our team selection day on Sunday 10th March at the BBKA HQ at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire from 10:30 am and will take 4-5 hours.  Each candidate will take part in a series of written and practical exercises either individually or in a group, and we will make our team selection by the end of the day. We are looking for three candidates plus a reserve and each must have a valid passport with at least 6 months to run after July 2019.

We also want to encourage prospective candidates to come forward to find out about the IMYB for future applications, so anyone over 10 years old is welcome on the day with their parents/guardian.

Have a look at the IMYB website here: https://imyb.sk/ 

You can contact Simon Cavill on [email protected] direct with any questions and to sign up now!