Welcome to the High Weald BeeKeepers’ Association…

We are a group of friendly people with varying degrees of beekeeping experience, living in the area of the High Weald in North-East Sussex, and supporting Beekeeping in East Sussex.
We would welcome anyone who wishes to learn more about the craft or to share your knowledge and experience with us. We usually meet at least monthly throughout the year with indoor talks, demonstrations and workshops in the winter and meetings at members' apiaries in the summer. These meetings are generally garden meetings where members can share their experience in bee management in an informal atmosphere, usually followed by a social gathering with tea & cakes.
We also have an Association teaching apiary which is of particular value to the newer, less experienced members where they can learn about beekeeping in a more structured way and gain experience in handling bees under the tuition of some of our more experienced members. A range of courses are offered using these facilities.
The association also has a library of beekeeping books, and equipment which can be borrowed by members.
We produce a bi-monthly newsletter, the Wealden Apiarist, which is sent electronically to all members, copies of which can be found in this website - here in fact.
Membership of the High Weald Beekeepers Association also covers affiliation to the Sussex BKA and the national body, the British BeeKeepers Association. There are links to these organisations on the “Links” page.
To see a list of our forthcoming meetings go to the “Events” page.If you would like to join the Wealden Beekeepers go to the “Join Us!” page.
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