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A friendly, safe place to learn and practice
all aspects in the art of beekeeping.

Welcome to the Central Sussex BKA

Are you thinking of keeping bees? Wherever you live in the country, harvesting honey from your own bees is a very rewarding experience - why not learn to become a beekeeper with us? Maybe you are a beekeeper already and want to join a local Association? If so, you're in the right place.

If you live in Crawley, Horsham or surrounding area, why not come and join us at one of our regular meetings? The Central Sussex Beekeeping Association would welcome you as a member. We are affiliated to the British Beekeeping Association (BBKA) as well as being a division of West Sussex BKA. We have our own Apiary and hold regular meetings throughout the year.

During the winter, we meet once a month, where a series of informal lectures and talks are organised. In the warmer months we meet more often at our training apiary where you can have a taste of beekeeping in a friendly and, more importantly, safe environment. If you would like to find out more or come and join us, please telephone the chairman more details or contact us here using this helpful page. We look forward to seeing you.

Next meeting...

Medicinal Apitherapy – Using Bee Venom

November 14 @ 7:30 pm
Dr Gerry Brierley - Medicinal Apitherapy using bee venom Roffey Millennium Hall, Crawley Road, Horsham

Latest news...

CSBKA is pleased to announce the launch of our new website. Yes, the old one was getting very dated. This brand new one, is build using WordPress, the most popular CMS in the world, powering about 30% of all websites.

Apiary meeting

Apiary Meetings

Our regular Saturday morning practical training sessions at our Pease Pottage apiary will start on the 14th April at 9.30. All members are welcome to come along. Please note that you may need your wellies as the track is muddy.

CSBKA news


Keep up to date with all things honey bees happening in the Central Sussex region. We'll be posting anything noteworthy on our Blog, as well as sending out our ever popular newsletter to our members.

CS Buzz Club

BUZZ club

For ages 8 to teens. CS BuZZ club meets on Saturday mornings at Pease Pottage. We learn all about bees; we get to help with beehives; and once a year we extract the honey!

Swarm collection


If you've discovered a swarm and would like it moved, then you may be able to get help here. Within our Association, we have a number of members registered with the BBKA who may be willing to collect honey bee swarms for you.

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