About West Norfolk Bees

Welcome to my Beekeeping website – West Norfolk Bees.

I am a commercial and aerial photographer who also happens to be a Beekeeper. I keep 12 hives on the family farm here in West Norfolk.

I am also the author of a book for Novice Beekeepers – BEEKEEPING A Novice’s Guide. When I first started Beekeeping, I had found that many Beekeeping books for beginners were over complicated, written by experts who presumed too much and were not picture lead to help you in your new hobby.

My task was to write a book to take the novice through their first two years of keeping honey bees. Illustrating the book with many photographs so you could visualize, as well as read about what was required.

The 1st edition sold out. So I improved the book with the 2nd edition adding new chapters and making amendments. The book continues to sell well to individuals and many Beekeeping Associations, who recommend it to their students taking a course.

Following on from the book, I started doing Beekeeping Courses and Taster Days for beginners here on the farm in 2013. 2018 will be the 6th year offering Courses and Taster days. My aim with the course, as with my book is to keep things simple and to let you the novice get involved. So the courses are very much “Hands-On”.

My wife Helen and I also welcome course students into our home, should they be taking a course. We are not a bed & breakfast, more a homestay for those wanting accommodation with their course.

I hope you can find all you want on my website. Please contact me should you have any questions, comments or requests.

Regards – David Wootton