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The Natural Beekeeping Trust promotes awareness of sustainable beekeeping which is determined by our understanding of the essential needs of the bees. The NBKT is a key contributor to new directions in apiculture whose work in developing bee-centred, treatment-free, beekeeping has been featured in many national and foreign media. 

The charity's work is carried out entirely by volunteers. We are confident that our beekeeping approach of "giving to the bees" as opposed to "taking from the bees" is an appropriate and necessary response to the situation in which pollinators, in particular honeybees, find themselves today.  Please contact us if you would like to volunteer to further our work. 

The NBKT takes an unequivocal stance on neonicotinoid pesticides and works with environmental campaign groups in bringing the risks posed by pesticides, particularly to bees,  to public attention.  Our trustees and associates offer courses, seminars and talks in the UK and abroad and organize bi-annual conferences.

We encourage "bee guardianship" - keeping bees for the bees' sake - and advocate organic/biodynamic gardening and farming. Our apicentric approach is guided by the wisdom of the bees insofar as we are able to encompass it, and supported by sound science. 


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The next Beekeeping Event

  • A Talk about Bees

    Details to follow 

    When: Saturday, 21 February 2015 - 7:30pm

    Where: Forest Row,

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Our next Beekeeping Course

  • Skepmaking Course

    Get ready for the swarming season and make a skep for your bees. Daniel Docherty, philosopher and basketmaker, is offering to show you how at the... Go to course details

    When: Sunday, 29 March 2015 - 9:00am

    Where: Forest Row. to be confirmed, Forest Row,

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