St Davids College


Thomas's summer of delight

Published: 22.09.2023 ( 8 months ago )

He was part of a team representing Wales, which took part in the International Meeting of Young Beekeepers, and loved every second of it

“Fifty countries took part, and I was part of a team of three from Wales,” said Thomas, who has seven beehives and sells his own honey from his family home in the Conwy Valley.

“We sampled a lot of honey whilst we were there and competed, it was good to learn from each other and get some tips.”

Thomas continued: “I started keeping bees in lockdown when I was 14, it’s a therapeutic hobby and great for the environment and nature.”

His next adventure was being part of the group representing Wales at the World Scout Jamboree in South Korea, and Thomas says despite British media reports of horror conditions at the camp, he had the time of his life.

“We were there for three weeks, and the Wales camp were located next to Scouts from Sweden, Malaysia, and from Luxembourg,” he said.

“I found it incredible as there were 43,000 Scouts from across the world, and I’d taken many neckties from my Scout group in Wales to trade with the other Scouts and came back with all sorts.

He added: “You could literally walk for hours in either direction speaking to so many different nationalities, it was brilliant.”

Following his incredible GCSE results, Thomas is now studying A ‘Levels in the sciences and maths, and his ultimate ambition is to go on to study at Oxford, Cambridge or St Andrews.