Very good course for people who are beginners or thinking about beekeeping. A knowledgeable and patient instructor, good team at Mantel Farm, excellent food and the inspection of the bees and the hives was very good in helping you decide if this was for you or not. I highly commend the course.
I was a complete beginner when I attended this course, but I learnt so much from the master beekeeper, who provided an excellent study pack to refer to. The food was delicious and I would highly recommend this course to anybody who either keeps or is thinking of keeping those fascinating insects.
After considering beekeeping for a few years I decided to take the leap and attend a beginners course. The information gained helped me greatly from general knowledge to understanding costs and time needed. Such a commitment needs someone like Mantel Farm to guide you through the process. The course itself was well run by an expert beekeeper, with useful notes, and we got to inspect a real live hive. Food provided was great, overall a wonderful experience.
I knew nothing about bees when I attended the Beekeeping Course for Beginners at Mantel Farm early last year after I had been given two hives with colonies! I gained a huge amount of knowledge from these two days and importantly the course was backed up with instructive illustrated notes to which I refer frequently. I would recommend this course to anyone thinking of taking up this interesting and satisfying (sometimes!) hobby.