Beginning Your Beekeeping – Weekend Beginners Course

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Mantel Farm, Battle, TN339BN

Date: 24/02/2018 - 25/02/2018
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Mantel Farm, Henley Down, Catsfield, Battle, East Sussex, TN339BN

Cost: £ 198
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Tutor(s) Name: Mike Cullen and Jill Sales
Contact: Kerry Weller
Phone: 01424830357

An intensive course to get you started, explaining everything you need to know about the honey bee, helping you choose your hive and equipment, how and where to set up your apiary, the bees management and pests and diseases. Not forgetting when and how to extract that lovely honey.

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Learning the art of beekeeping is a fascinating past-time, but beware it can become addictive from the very first time you open a hive and peer inside! It is an interest that can just keep growing, as you begin to understand more and more about how these little insects work as an incredible and complex colony there is endless knowledge to gain. Bees are under threat and need our help to survive, by understanding the behaviour and instincts of the honey bee along with their needs and the problems they are encountering you can help a vital part of our environment.

Mike has been a Beekeeper since 1972. He is the ex-chairman and current President of the Hasings & Rother Beekeeping Association. (H&R BKA). He represents the division for H&R BKA at Sussex Beekeeping Association and is an examiner for the BBKA Basic and General examinations.

Jill keeps up to six colonies of bees and has been both beekeeping and training for many years. She is an active member of the Hastings and Rother Beekeeping Association and has run both introductory and other courses for beginners for the last six years.