at the Coach House

Bee keeping

  • Urban beekeeping courses
  • Retreat 

Beekeeping -

With expert Denis Stidder and Martin from Sussex Natural BeekeepersTopics covered: Urban beekeeping using traditional and natural methods

The beekeeping course was excellent and at £30 a total bargain. The first half of the day was guided by Dennis Stidder, who has been teaching bee keeping for over 30 years. He went through many of the basics and explained about the more traditional Langstroth hives. He had many stories and experiences to share and half way through the day he opened up and showed us an active Langstroth hive. In the afternoon we overview more natural beekeeping including the Warre hive and the Top-bar hive.

We finished by discussing the pros and cons of each technique and tying it all together to the broader political context of the UK beekeeping scene and the problems faced with the future of British bees.

This was an excellent introduction for any aspiring beekeeper. When starting to learn about beekeeping it can be very difficult to decide what kind of beekeeping you should practice. There is an overwhelming amount of information on the internet and in books. The combination of a traditional and natural beekeeper on this course gave us different sides of the story and an opportunity for us to have our many questions answered. After going on this course I am in the process of building my first top-bar hive and hope to start keeping bees soon. bring lunch but reminding folk we are a non smoking veggi site. There are cafes near by!

Music recording & happenings

We have had many different music events and here are just some of them!

Music by:

  • Dials
  • Joe Lee
  • Caroline Weeks
  • Shoel
  • ViV
  • Pine Forest 
  • Hamilton Yarns
  • Sunsets over Whitehawk
  • Curly hair
  • Laish
  • David Thomas and the Two Pale Boys
  • Collectress
  • at the Folk house
  • Guy Hayes
  • TinHeart
  • Scola
  • Mary Hampton
  • Christine Cooper
  • Jo Burke

Crayola Lectern and many much more!