I was invited to Laughlands, St. Ann, Jamaica to teach current beekeeping practices and queen rearing. Laughland is centered on the North coast. William Masterton met me at the Montego Bay airport for the drive to the farm. Wednesday, the next day, was the first day of training. William and Tom Hall were eager and ready to learn. Most of Williams hives are a few feet from the farmhouse. http://americasbeekeeper.org/FarmhouseApiary3.JPG They have hives near the shore. These two hives were feral colonies the beginning of October. It rained Wednesday but we had work to do. The bees were not happy after being opened twice in the rain and twice the next two days. By Friday most of the hives were quite defensive. William and Tom set up a starter hive. We pulled two frames of brood for grafting larvae. Tom practiced grafting a cell bar. http://americasbeekeeper.org/TomGrafting.JPG William grafting under the watchful eye of Tom. http://americasbeekeeper.org/WilliamGrafting.JPG Patrick joined the training Thursday. We are getting Patrick a frame to practice grafting. http://americasbeekeeper.org/GraftingFramesPatrick2.JPG Tony and Rose Marie Allen joined the training Friday. http://americasbeekeeper.org/TonyRoseMarie2.JPG I pulled a frame of brood for Tony and Rose Marie. http://americasbeekeeper.org/FrameforTonyRoseMarie.JPG We added the Allen's frame to the cell frame under Patrick's and put them back in the finisher hive. http://americasbeekeeper.org/TRMbaronBottom.JPG The mornings were queen rearing and the evenings were for teaching FABIS. Current beekeeping practices and principles were taught all day. I was introduced to William when he came to the Fall Florida Bee College in Orlando. William earned the Apprentice Master Beekeeper level in October. Several Jamaicans will be at the Spring Florida Bee College in St. Augustine at Whitney Lab in March. There is plenty of further opportunity to return and continue teaching in Jamaica.