Amanda regularly holds our Beekeeping Courses. She is a professional ecologist who has been keeping many colonies of bees for about fifteen years. She has attained many BBKA modules with credits & distinctions.
Amanda is a professional ecologist keeping up to 25 colonies of bees for many years. During that time she has attained BBKA theory modules 1 to 7 with credits & distinctions, the Intermediate certificate, the Basic Assessment and the General Husbandry Certificate making her a 'Qualified Beekeeper'. along with winning prizes at the National Honey Show for her honey & other products. As well as holding her regular courses at Mantel Farm, Amanda has had articles published in beekeeping magazines & now writes a regular newsletter column. She runs many beekeeping courses, workshops & 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. Amanda was Secretary for the Brighton and Lewes Division before becoming the Chairman of the Sussex Beekeepers' Association (SBKA) Executive Committee in 2013, she is currently the President of the B&L (Brighton & Lewes) division.