Welcome to our web site 

Please browse the various links on this page, or use the search facility above - we hope you will find what you are looking for. However if you have any other questions we would be delighted to hear from you - see our Contact page for ways of getting in touch with us.

Our aims

As beekeepers we love our hobby - for some it is a business, to most it is a pastime for the care of honeybees and enjoying nature :-)

We belong to a divisional body called the British Beekeepers Association so that we can, as a group, provide our members with support, education opportunities, legal guidance, insurance and a huge rang

e of social activities.

We hold regular meetings all year round; in the winter we hold talks and demonstrations so that come the spring, summer and autumn we can be out giving our bees the best care possible. Our summer meetings take place at the association apiary where hives are opened for inspection.(weather permitting!)

Every year we have shows that our members can enter their honey, honeycomb, wax, cakes, candles and photographs in.

We need to ensure that the bees we keep are at their healthiest as wild bees are decreasing in number.

This requires the need to recognise health problems and knowing the best course of action.

Honey bee

New to beekeeping?

Keeping bees is a fascinating and rewarding hobby, and if you're just starting out (or thinking of doing so!) 
Do have a look at our Starting With Bees page.

We would also strongly recommend you join your local beekeeping association (these exist all over the country) who will be able to provide you information, training and guidance - at Hastings and Rother, we welcome non-members who would like to experience a "taster" of beekeeping before taking the plunge.  

See our Membership page for more details.


 News and upcoming events.
  To protect the health of all our members and visiting speakers, we have taken the decision to hold virtual meetings until further notice.
These will be using the Zoom platform and details are included in members Beescene newsletter.

See the events page for our Spring - Summer  program of  meetings  

Next meeting: 
Friday 9th May.

Amanda Miller.
Preparing for Summer-Swarming and Supers.


Highly recommended

For those unaware of BIBBA
you may well be interested in the following link.

BIBBA have long campaigned for the promotion of British Bees over imports of foreign Queens and packages due to the adverse effects of hybridisation on our native species. Available at the above link a fast growing list of educational webinars. Most available to view after the event.