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.



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 think you've spotted a swarm of honeybees please read the following webpage before contacting East Grinstead Beekeepers Association: http://www.egbka.org.uk/index.php/swarm

New Association Apiary:
Thanks to the generosity of a local organisation EGBKA now has a new apiary site that we are in the process of setting up in Turners Hill, which we will develop and plant up with bee friendly plants and fruit trees. If any local businesses would like to help with the provision of materials or bee friendly plants/ fruit trees than any such offers would be grateful received. Please contact Oliver Sinclair for further details ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Beekeeping Taster Day:
EGBKA runs Beekeeping Taster Days for anyone interested in finding out more about honeybees and beekeeping, in Turners Hill. They cover the theoretical and practical aspects of beekeeping, including an opportunity to look through a honeybee colony (weather permitting). To express an interest in our next Taster Day or find out more please contact Oliver St John at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


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.