The Association has been running since 1919 and covers the areas bounded by Eastbourne, Bexhill, Heathfield and Uckfield.
We have our own apiaries located in the picturesque Sussex countryside where we regularly meet for practical demonstrations of beekeeping techniques and to swap bee stories with fellow members.
During the summer we run a number of events and workshops - we also have garden meetings where we visit members`own apiaries, normally followed by a social cup of tea and delicious home made cakes.
The Association continues to meet throughout the winter, when the bees are inactive, with informative winter meetings. We hold our Annual General Meeting in November alongside our Honey Show, when members are encouraged to enter a pot of honey or honey related items, such as cakes or biscuits.
We have around 130 members, and are a 'mixed bag' of beekeepers with varying experience. Some of our members have no bees, just an interest, while others may have thirty or more hives. Whatever level of interest or experience you have, or whatever age you are, you are very welcome to join us. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult member.
The EBKA is also affiliated to the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) which is the national organisation for beekeeping in the UK.