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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 ...

Central Sussex BKA AGM

March 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. This is the revised date for the 2019 AGM. The AGM will be followed by a talk about the Knepp Castle estate.

Asian Hornet talk by Bob Hogge

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Bob Hogge a Jersey beekeeper has had a lot of experience trapping and tracking Asian Hornets in Jersey and is coming to Leconsfield Hall, Petworth, GU280AH. Bob will give us a talk on his experiences with Asian Hornets. The talk is free.

2019 Spring Introductory Course - Please Note that this course is now full

Our 2019 course is on two Saturdays 6th & 13th April 9.30 – 16.30 the mornings at the Holbrook Tithe Barn Horsham and the two afternoons will be at our training apiary at Pease Pottage. The course includes membership for the year and will be followed by Saturday morning training sessions at our apiary.

Apiary meeting

Apiary Meetings

Our regular Saturday morning practical training sessions at our Pease Pottage apiary will start on Saturday 20th 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.

Bees in flight

Meetings & Events

Keep up to date with our latest published events and check the calendar. We do our best to keep this up to date, but if you know of an event we should know about and 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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