Resources that we’ve found to be helpful in the world of Garden Farming and Sustainability.  We have also listed some places to stay locally if you are travelling some distance…

We are working on this page to bring you even more links!

National Organisations:

The BBKA was founded in 1874 and originally brought together some 26 county beekeeping associations to represent their interests at government level and to facilitate a nationwide educational structure supported by a common examination process.

BBKA Swarm Collectors
If you have a swarm of honeybees then you can enter your postcode to find the nearest BBKA volunteer swarm collectors.

BeeBase is the Animal and Plant Health Agency’s (APHA) National Bee Unit (NBU) website.  Providing a wide range of apicultural information for beekeepers, to help keep their colonies healthy and productive.

The Gov.UK site with information on the signs of bird flu, how to report it in poultry and other captive birds and what to do if you find a dead wild bird.


Local Organisations:

Crowhurst Horticultural Society
Crowhurst & District Horticultural Society was founded in 1972 and aims to encourage the growing of flowers, fruit and vegetables and to promote cookery, handicrafts and photography among the people of the village of Crowhurst, East Sussex and the surrounding area.

Crowhurst Environment Group
The Crowhurst Environment Group aims to promote, encourage and monitor biodiversity in the parish of Crowhurst through events, practical projects and partnerships working alongside wardens and organisations.

Hastings and Rother Beekeepers
A division of the Sussex Beekeepers’ Association this division caters for Beekeepers and those interested in keeping bees in the Hastings and Rother area.


Local Accommodation:

White Hart Inn Catsfield Village
A very traditional 17th century country pub set in the beautiful East Sussex countryside just down the road in the village of Catsfield.

Pegs & Pitches – Beech Estate Campsite
A lovely eco camp site set within a beautiful 600-acre woodland near Battle in East Sussex.  Their ‘wild glamping’ option means you stay in a spacious pre-erected bell tent, with beds and cooking equipment provided.