Welcome to East Grinstead Beekeepers Association

Good morning and thank you for visiting. Please enjoy our website and discover who we are and what we do.

NEW Visit our Asian Hornet page

The next committee meeting & social is Monday 15th July 2024 - 7.00 PM

The next apiary event is Saturday 20th July 2024 - 2pm-4pm

Are you thinking about keeping bees? Then why not learn with us

We are a friendly, mixed bunch of beekeepers and cover the areas of East Grinstead and its many surrounding villages including - Ardingly, Colemans Hatch, Newchapel, Chelwood Gate, Forest Row, Ashurstwood, Newick, Felbridge, Dormansland, Lingfield and Hartfield to name just a few.

We are affiliated to Sussex Beekeepers as well as The British Beekeepers Association. We have our own apiary and hold regular meetings throughout the summer and winter, which include talks from expert speakers.

Our aims are to promote and increase the local community's understanding of honey bees and beekeeping within our environment by means of teaching both adults and children through demonstrations at local shows and clubs to teach both beekeeping and what the community can do to help. Last but definitely not least by training our members to become better more informed beekeepers. We also try to provide education and support to people who might be interested in bees but do not have the time or space to keep bees themselves.

Please note that we are community organisation, run by volunteers only, in their spare time.

Latest News

Asian Hornet

Following our recent talk on the subject, please visit our Asian Hornet page for more information.

South East Regional Bee Inspector

Sandra Gray has returned to the South East as Regional Bee Inspector for the area. To contact Sandra email or telephone 07775 119430.

Diane Steele is the Seasonal Bee Inspector for the region. Either email or telephone: 07775 119452. Link.


There are many benefits of being a member of East Grinstead Beekeepers Association. We are very welcoming of new members and joining is easy.

If you have any questions or are interested in how to find out more about EGBKA, please contact the Secretary.

Local Raw Honey for Sale

Local raw honey is great for hayfever and as a first step to naturally treating a cough. If you have any questions or wish to buy some, please contact us.

Make a Donation

EGBKA is a small organisation entirely run by volunteers. The money we raise entirely benefits the local honeybee population and the environment through the Association’s work to promote and increase understanding of honeybees and beekeeping. You can make a donation online or contact the Association's Treasurer.

Beekeeping Taster Day

Confirmed for Saturday 7th May 2022

If you have any questions about the course or wish to express an interest in booking a place please contact Oliver St. John


Photos of past East Grinstead Beekeepers Association events and activities can be found here.

Help & Advice

Swarm Collection