Father and son spread their wings through bee keeping course

After 30 years of living in Chile, passionate beekeeper James Templeman has spread his wings and returned to Australia.
Backed by a love for beekeeping, James and his 17-year-old son (also named James) have been undertaking a Certificate III in Beekeeping through Walan Miya.
Now 40, James senior is keen to pursue his dream of setting up a bee farm on the South Coast under the guidance of a trainer and former National Rugby League star Harvey Howard.
“My attraction to bees and their importance to me is very strong,” James said.
“I was a commercial beekeeper in Chile. I left behind many boxes, but I’m grateful to be in Australia and to pursue my knowledge of beekeeping.”
Born in Australia in 1980 to a British father and Chilean mother, James moved to South America when he was 10. But his heart always remained in Australia.
“I’m grateful for my son and I to have this wonderful opportunity to continue our passion for beekeeping through Walan Miya,” he said.
“I have two hives at home already, which I’m excited about. Once I complete this course I would like to continue with beekeeping, along with a good reputation in beekeeping.”
The Certificate III course in Bee Keeping consists of the establishment of beehives and apiaries, the transport of live hives, and the management of bees for honey production and/or provision of pollination services.