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Mantel Farm

Contact Name: Kerry Weller

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Mantel Farm
Henley Down
Catsfield, Battle
East Sussex
TN33 9BN

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A Beekeeping Experience Day Course
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A Beekeeping Experience Day Course
East Sussex
£98
A One Day Beekeeping Experience A great experience for anyone interested in Bees, or considering taking up Beekeeping. You will learn in a small group all about this cherished insect, getting the opportunity to see inside a working Beehive. Taking home; a certificate, a pound of honey, a bee related gift and notes about the honey bee. Course Programme: Saturday 9.30am - 4.30pm 1. Introduction to Bees Learn all about these incredible creatures; the different types, how they live and how to identify them 2. The Honey Bee Learn a...
An introduction to green wood working course
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An introduction to green wood working course
East Sussex
£148
This will be a fun, practical, hands-on day introducing you to some of the basic tools and techniques of greenwood working. You will enjoy cleaving, chopping and shaving greenwood, using a shavehorse and turning on a pole-lathe. During the day you will make several things to take home. Course Programme: One Day, 9.30am - 4.30pm 1. Introduction To Greenwood Working A brief introduction to greenwood working and the tools and wood we will be using. 2. Shavehorse Practical Session A demonstration and instruction of how to use the axe and...
Beginning Your Beekeeping - Two Day Beginners Course
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Beginning Your Beekeeping - Two Day Beginners Course
East Sussex - Next course on 5th October 2019
£198
An intensive course to get you started, explaining all 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. An informal couple of days spent with others interested in beekeeping. A wealth of information from a highly experienced beekeeper and a chance to see the different equipment available, along with a useful pack of course notes to take away. Where the bees and weather...
Beginning Your Chicken Keeping Course - Poultry Care
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Beginning Your Chicken Keeping Course - Poultry Care
East Sussex - Next course on 27th September 2019
£48
A 3 hour morning course discussing chicken keeping. Learn about the pleasures and perils of keeping hens in your garden, their suitability as pets and the joys of having your own fresh free-range eggs. What you need to know if you are just setting up and their care needs. A follow-on course is held in the afternoon, covering caring for your chickens. If both courses are booked for the same day we provide a complimentary lunch. Course Programme: 3 hours, 9.30am - 12.30pm 1. All About Chickens An introduction, background...
Caring For Your Chickens Course - Poultry Care
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Caring For Your Chickens Course - Poultry Care
East Sussex - Next course on 27th September 2019
£48
A 3 hour afternoon course - both a practical and theory session. The more you handle your chickens the more friendly they become. Some people plan to spend a lot of time with their hens and others simply like to know how to handle them should it become necessary. This course is aimed at all chicken keepers wishing to feel confident that they can carry out a basic health check, caring for and handling their hens in the correct way. A beginners course is also held in the morning, "beginning...
Making a Sweet Chestnut Gate Hurdle Course
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Making a Sweet Chestnut Gate Hurdle Course
East Sussex
£148
A practical, hands-on day of learning some fundamental skills of greenwood working and coppice crafts to make your own sweet chestnut gate hurdle. This will include cleaving, shaving, axing and cutting out mortises. All participants will go home with a traditional gate hurdle approximately 3ft x 2ft (so fits in your car!) Course Programme: One Day, 9.30am - 4.30pm 1. Introduction: A brief introduction to gate hurdles and their uses and a look at the tools you will be using. 2. Step by step hurdle making: Step-by-step you will produce...
Traditional country wine making course
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Traditional country wine making course
East Sussex
£98
A practical course, using traditional methods; you will learn in a small group how to make traditional Country Wines. Taking home a gallon of your own Wine to share with friends and family, you will also keep all the equipment needed to continue this traditional craft at home. A Mead Making course is held in the afternoon. If both courses are booked for the same day we provide a complimentary lunch. Course Programme: 1. Introduction To Wine Find out all about traditional country wines, and the different types you can...
Traditional honey wine mead making course
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Traditional honey wine mead making course
East Sussex
£98
A practical course, using traditional methods; you will learn in a small group how to make this traditional Honey Wine. Taking home a gallon of your own Mead to share with friends and family, you will also keep all the equipment needed to continue this traditional craft at home. A Traditional Wine Making course is held in the morning. If both courses are booked for the same day we provide a complimentary lunch. Course Programme: 1. Introduction To Mead Find out all about this traditional honey wine, what it is...
Wood Turning on a Pole Lathe Course
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Wood Turning on a Pole Lathe Course
East Sussex
£148
A highly enjoyable, practical, hands-on day experiencing the joys of turning greenwood using a pole-lathe. Pole-lathe technology has been used for millennia to turn all sorts of things, from stone beads to wooden bowls, children's toys to chair legs - a craft that was still alive as a profession only 50 or 60 years ago until it was made obsolete by modern power tools. Course Programme: One Day, 9.30am - 4.30pm Suitable for complete beginners and experienced wood-turners. You will go through the process of taking a fresh cut log...