Welcome to the West Sussex Beekeepers' Association website


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About this website

This website is intended to give information to those who are either interested in hive products and their uses or the keeping of honeybees in West Sussex - or both.  It is deliberately simple as we want to make it easy for the visitor to find the information they want.

The vast majority of beekeeping activity is done at Divisional level, and for that reason this website should be seen as a signposting service.  We hope your enquiry can be dealt with quickly at local level.


Found a swarm?

Check out the BBKA website to find a local swarm collector closest to your postcode -  BBKA Find a Swarm Collector.  Or use the Divisions link to find your local Division and members who will be pleased to deal with swarms of honeybees.  Unfortunately we cannot help with bumblebees.

A swarm in May is worth a load of hay;

A swarm in June is worth a silver spoon;

But a swarm in July is not worth a fly.

- Proverb


 Quote for the month  

Up mounts the chief, and to the cheated eye

Ten thousand shuttles dart along the sky;

As swift through æther rise the rushing swarms,

Gay dancing to the beam their sun-bright forms;

And each thin form, still ling'ring on the sight,

Trails, as it shoots, a line of silver light.

Dr Evans

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