Beginning Your Beekeeping – Weekend Beginners Course

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Mantel Farm, Battle, TN339BN

Date: 21/04/2018 - 22/04/2018
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Mantel Farm, Henley Down, Catsfield, Battle, East Sussex, TN339BN
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Cost: £ 198
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Tutor(s) Name: Mike Cullen and Jill Sales
Contact: Kerry Weller
Phone: 01424830357
email: info@mantel-farm.co.uk
Website: http://mantelfarmshop.co.uk/Training-Courses-and-Events/Beekeeping-Courses
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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.

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.