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.

Courses are £40 per person, or £75 for two booking at the same time. The Intro Plus is £60 per person, or £100 for two booking at the same time. I offer a 25% discount for 14-21 year olds, and/or students at university.

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:

2020 dates:

  • 18th January [FULLY BOOKED]
  • 25th January
  • 8th February [FULLY BOOKED]
  • 29th February [FULLY BOOKED]
  • 14th March [FULLY BOOKED]
  • 4th April [FULLY BOOKED]
  • 25th April
  • 6th June
  • 11th July
  • 22nd August
  • 19th September
  • 17th October
  • 14th November

Spring Beekeeping WorkshoP:

2020 dates

  • 22nd February
  • 28th March

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

Autumn/Winter Beekeeping Workshop:

2020 dates:

  • 12th September
  • 26th September
  • 10th October
  • 24th October

gardening for bees and wildlife:

2020 dates

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


2-4pm £30 per person, or £50 for two booking at the same time.

2020 dates:

  • 18th April
  • 20th June
  • 25th July
  • 15th August

sourdough tales

Held at Starnash Farmhouse B&B 3-5pm £30 per person, or £50 for two booking at the same time.

2020 dates:

  • 19th January [FULLY BOOKED]
  • 23rd February
  • 22nd March
  • 26th April
  • 31st May
  • 21st June