An Advanced Beekeeping Day Course – Sat 14th April 2018

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Mantel Farm, Battle, TN339BN

Date: 14/04/2018
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Mantel Farm, Henley Down, Catsfield, Battle, East Sussex, TN339BN

Cost: £ 98
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Tutor(s) Name: Amanda Millar
Contact: Kerry Weller
Phone: 01424830357

For those with 2 or more years experience wishing to keep their bees healthy and content by understanding their requirements and behaviour. Including important manipulations such as finding the queen, requeening, shook swarms, basic queen rearing, collecting, preventing and control of swarms. Managing the honey crop and how to recognise, prevent and deal with diseases, pests and other problems which may arise.

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An informal day spent with others with a basic understanding of beekeeping. A wealth of information from a highly experienced beekeeper and a chance to progress your knowledge and understanding, along with a useful pack of course notes to take away. Where the bees and weather allow, this course will include an inspection of a bee hive. Lunch will be provided, including tea, coffee, water, and a ‘honey-themed’ cake. Parking is available at the entrance to our farm and our training room is just short walk down our track.

Amanda is a professional ecologist who has been keeping up to 25 colonies of bees for about fifteen years. During that time she has attained British Beekeepers’ Association theory modules 1 to 7 with credits and distinctions and the Intermediate certificate. On the practical side she has the Basic Assessment and the General Husbandry Certificate making her a ‘Qualified Beekeeper’. She has also won prizes at the National Honey Show for honey and other products.

She has had articles published in beekeeping magazines and has a regular column in her local division’s newsletter, and has been running beekeeping courses, workshops and talks at various levels from introduction, beginner to advanced, including Queen Rearing, History of beekeeping, Bee Health and Diseases and Other Pollinators; subjects she is particularly interested in.

She was on the Brighton and Lewes Division Committee for 10 years, 6 of which as Secretary before becoming the Chairman of the Sussex Beekeepers’ Association (SBKA) Executive Committee in 2013 for three years and is now the President of the SBKA.