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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 meetings ...

Please note that our meetings and regular talks, which are free, have been put on hold until further notice. Watch this space for updates.

2021 Spring Introductory Course - We are hoping to hold our annual beginners course on the 10th and 17th April 2021, but this is heavily dependant upon Government guidelines at the time. Please watch this space for updates.

Under normal circumstances our 2021 Spring Introductory Course will be held on two Saturdays mornings at the Holbrook Tithe Barn Horsham, and in the two afternoons at our training apiary at Pease Pottage. Typically, the course would include membership for the year and Saturday morning training sessions at our apiary. Cost is £50. If interested, please contact Pip at All protective clothing is provided for the two afternoon. Please bring along wellies.

Apiary meeting

Apiary Meetings

Depending on Government advice, we hope that our regular Saturday morning practical training sessions will resume during April 2021. All members are welcome to come along. Please note that you may need your wellies as the track is muddy.

CSBKA news


In our Blog we aim to post anything noteworthy about honeybees in the Central Sussex region. We also keep our members informed by sending out our ever popular monthly newsletter, "The Buzz".

Bees in flight

Meetings & Events

In line with Government advice, all meetings and events are currently on hold until further notice. We will do our best to keep you up to date, but if you know of an event we should know about and you wish to publicise, get in touch with us here.

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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