I usually run all my courses here from my farm cottage in rural East Sussex, but the recent restrictions with Covid mean I now also run some courses via Zoom. If you want to see where I live, check out my vlog page, The Shawpits Diaries.

My friendly and informative in-house (from May 2021) and live online beekeeping, gardening, chicken-keeping and sourdough-baking sessions are a great way to learn new skills and a little bit of self-sufficiency wherever or however you live, and a greater understanding of these fascinating subjects. We discuss colony life, how a hive works, equipment, pollen and nectar, workload, sustainable honey harvest, and generally what’s involved – there will also be a chance to discuss any questions you may have. Please see the Course tabs in the All Courses menu for booking and payment details. Alternatively, feel free to email me at for more details or to buy the course as a gift – great if you know someone who has always had an interest in any of these topics.