The Sussex Beekeepers’ Association caters for those who live in East Sussex and who keep bees or who would like to start beekeeping.

There are five local Divisions each of which has their own website:

We ourselves are in turn a division of the BBKA British Beekeepers Association (

Summer Meetings

The Divisions have regular meetings which help train people in beekeeping.  Go to the Divisions’ websites for more information.  In spring and summer the meetings tend to be at apiaries, which gives members a chance to handle bees and beehives.

Beekeeping is essentially a practical craft so it is easier to learn by doing it.  You need the wisdom, experience and company of experienced friends, and the Divisions provide this.  You never stop learning about beekeeping.