My courses are modular, and are suitable for people who would like to keep bees, or are already keeping them. I also run a mentoring service for people who would prefer to have help and advice at their home regarding their bees.

All courses are held at my farm cottage in rural East Sussex – do get in touch for detailed directions .

3 Shawpits Cottages, Mill Lane, Hellingly, East Sussex BN27 4HD

My contact numbers are 01323 842253 or 07803 744368.

You can email me at or see my Facebook page where you can also message me.

My Introduction to Sustainable Beekeeping, and Gardening for Bees and Wildlife Courses are also available through (search “Wayward Bee”) where gift vouchers are available, and you can read reviews.

Courses are very popular as presents: if you would like a bespoke course for an individual, a couple, or a group, please email me at the above address to discuss. I bake a cake of your choosing and we can run the course on a day and at a time to suit you. Below are a couple of flyers for the event for you to print off and give to the recipient, but let me know if you’d like a bespoke voucher.

Please see the drop-down menus for details on the different courses I offer. All run on Saturday afternoons from 2-4pm (with Introductory Plus continuing from 4.30-6pm). The dates are as follows:

Introduction to Sustainable Beekeeping/Introductory Plus:

  • 14th September
  • 12th October
  • 26th October

2020 dates:

  • 18th January
  • 25th January
  • 8th February
  • 29th February
  • 14th March
  • 25th April
  • 23rd May
  • 6th June
  • 11th July
  • 22 August
  • 19th September
  • 17th October

Autumn/Winter Beekeeping Workshop:

  • 7th September 2019
  • 28th September
  • 12th October
  • 9th November
  • 23rd November

Spring Beekeeping Workshop :

  • 1st February 2020
  • 22nd February
  • 7th March
  • 28th March
  • 4th April
  • 9th May

summer beekeeping workshop

The dates for this course are subject to change as it is weather-dependent.

2020 dates

  • 13th June
  • 4th July
  • 25th July
  • 8th August

gardening for bees and wildlife

  • 5th October
  • 16th November

2020 dates

  • 15th February
  • 21st March
  • 16th May
  • 27th June
  • 18th July
  • 5th September
  • 3rd October