Welcome to Medway Beekeepers Association



MBKA holds regular meetings throughout the summer, using apiaries belonging to members. In the winter we move indoors with meetings, lectures, educational and social events. These provide great opportunities to share beekeeping problems, keep informed about the latest threats, compare notes and simply enjoy the company of others with an interest in beekeeping.

Our annual Honey Show is usually held during September. This offers our members a chance to Show and display not just honey, but also products such as, candles and mead.

Our annual attendance at the Kent County Show, local ploughing matches and various other local outdoor events mean the Association is as busy during the summer as our bees!

You don’t have to keep bees to be member. You are welcome to join as an Associate Member. This gives the same benefits as a Full Member, but, does not include bee insurance.

To join contact: Membership Secretary, John Hendrie, or, complete a Membership Form and return to the address shown on the form.

Honey SwarmHoney Bee Swarm Collection in Medway

If you have a problem with a honeybee swarm we may be able to help.

To find out more information on Honeybee identification and contact information.

Click hereSwarm Collection in Medway 2018

April’s Meetings and Events

Saturday 21st April 2017
English Festival
Venue: Riverside Country Park, Rainham

Wednesday 25th April 2018
Bee Chat
Come and share your stories and hear everyone else’s!
4th Wednesday of the month at The Pier, Lower Upnor, ME2 4XA, at 7.30pm.

Saturday 28th April 2018
A Talk by Celia Rudland – Spring Flowers for Colony Health
Celia is part of East Surrey Bees
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4LG

Saturday 28th April 2018
All-Kent Bee Health Day
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: East Malling Village Hall ME19 6DD (The nearby Mid-Kent Apiary will also be used for part of the course)

This is a rare opportunity to take part in a course run in conjunction with the NBU Inspectors Sandra Gray, Kay Wreford, Michael Cooper and Mark Patterson.

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New Membership and Renewals
Membership forms, for, 2018 can be downloaded by clicking on the image below.


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