Sussex Festival of Beekeeping – 20th May 2017
Heathfield Community College- admission £1

The 2017 Sussex Festival of Beekeeping will take place on Saturday 20th May 2017, at Heathfield Community College, School Hill, Old Heathfield, East Sussex TN21 8RJ.

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The Lecture will be “Really Getting to Grips with Swarm Control” by Bob Smith of Kent BKA

The folloing stands have confirmed that they will be attending the festival:-

  • Paynes
  • Mantel Farm
  • The Bee People
  • The Monday Group
  • Bee Cosmetics – David and Elizabeth Ready
  • The National Bee Unit
  • The Bumblebee Conservation trust
  • Blackbee Forge

Both Hot and Cold refreshments will be available on the day.

There will be a live bee demonstration courtesy of Jonathan Coote.


If you have items of surplus equipment to sell in the auction please bring them along on either Friday evening or Saturday morning for inclusion. Auction Conditions may be downloaded here. There is also a second-hand stall. If you wish to enter items for sale on the second hand stall a form may be downloaded here.

If you wish to sell live bees – these need to be booked in advance with the Treasurer [email]. Conditions for the sale of live Bees my be downloaded here. They must be accompanied by a certificate completed by a Bee Inspector.