The Sussex Beekeepers’ Association caters for those who live in Brighton, East Grinstead and East Sussex who keep bees or who would like to start beekeeping.
There are five local Divisions each of which have their own website:
The Divisions have meetings which help train people in beekeeping. Go to the Divisions’ websites for more information. In spring and summer the meetings tend to be at apiaries, which gives members a chance to handle bees and beehives.
Beekeeping is essentially a practical craft so it is easier to learn by doing it. You need the company of experienced friends, and the Divisions provide this. You never stop learning about beekeeping.