Bee Keeper with bees


A one-day course which will teach you the principles behind beekeeping. You will learn about the various bee keeping methods, hives and equipment and how to care for bees and hopefully inspire you to become beekeeper yourself. You can attend our courses just to learn about and what to plant for bees.

The Introduction to Beekeeping course is run by highly experienced and passionate beekeeper Oliver Sinclair. He was the Chairman of East Grinstead Beekeepers Association for six years and led the organisation in improving the local community’s understanding of honey bees and mentored many avid beekeepers.

After learning about the lifecycle of bees and various theories on beekeeping, you will then be suited up for an open hive inspection.

Please bring with you trousers, boots, long socks and leather or rubber gloves and please wear appropriate clothing for woodworking outdoors i.e. sturdy boots etc.

Please bring a packed lunch.  We will provide you with paper plates, bamboo knives, forks and cups.  Tea/coffee will be served during a morning break.


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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets


  • On-site catering


  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Free Parking

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Map & Directions

Introduction to Beekeeping at Forest Garden Shovelstrode

Type:Animal Event

Ashurst Wood, EAST GRINSTEAD, West Sussex, RH19 3PH

Tel: 07956 815458

Opening Times

Season (14 Aug 2022)

* Starts 1000 - ends at 1600. Price per person is £95.