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Welcome to East Grinstead Beekeepers Association

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.

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LATEST NEWS

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

Honey for sale:
Our members have raw local honey from their 2017 crops available for sale. Not only does it taste great, but it makes for a unique present. If you'd like to buy any honey please contact Oliver Sinclair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Beekeeping Taster Day:
EGBKA will be running its next Beekeeping Taster Day on 12th May 2018 in Turners Hill for anyone interested in finding out more about honeybees and beekeeping. It will cover the theoretical and practical aspects of beekeeping, including an opportunity to look through a honeybee colony (weather permitting). To book a place on the Taster Day, buy one as a gift, click here. If you have any questions please contact Oliver St John at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Basic Assessment Training - Free!
Come along to these informal sessions in a pub!  All welcome, turn up to all or any of the sessions:

21st November Beekeeping Equipment

5th December Apiary Management

12th December Honey & Wax Production (Don’t forget the EGBKA Xmas dinner on 11/12)

2018

9th January Swarming

16th January Diseases & Pests

Practical Sessions from March 2018 

The Crow's Nest Pub, The Atrium, Kings Street, East Grinstead RH19 3DJ,  7pm to 9pm. Free Parking, bring a notebook and pen.
More info  from  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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If you have any questions or are interested in how to find out more about EGBKA, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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

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