MBKA Events for 2018

A Past Event

The English Festival:
Saturday 21st April 2018

Our thanks go to the members who helped set up and run our stall at the very successful English Festival held at the Riverside Country Park. The weather was very kind to us. A lovely sunny day, we had no problems rolling wax candles this year. The footfall was well up on last year as the sun really brought people out.

The festival opened at 11am and closed at 5.30pm, a long but very enjoyable day. Honey and wax sales were slow to start but picked up to a steady flow by midday. At the end of the day there were very few jars to pack away.

Candle rolling was the usual steady stream and lasted all day. Such was the demand that we actually ran out of pre-waxed wick and had to call it a day at around 4pm. Candle rolling took just over £190, well up on last year.

We also gathered the names of quite a few interested people for next year’s Introductory Course  and answered a large number of the usual questions about bees, beekeeping and our Association. People were genuinely interested in the plight of the bees, particularly  following the weather events of the past month or so. In all a great day for us and the bees!

Our thanks go to Medway Council and their staff for all of their efforts on this one-day event.

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Future Events:

Wednesday 28th November 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.


Monday 3rd December 2018 
Winter Study Group 4
Time: 7.00pm (7.30pm start)
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Saturday 15th December 2018 
Indoor Meeting – Showing Products plus Christmas tea.
Time: 2 – 5pm
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Monday 17th December 2018 
Winter Study Group 5
Time: 7.00pm (7.30pm start)
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Monday 7th January 2019 
Winter Study Group 6
Time: 7.00pm (7.30pm start)
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Monday 21st January 2019 
Winter Study Group 7
Time: 7.00pm (7.30pm start)
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Monday 4th February 2019 
Winter Study Group 8
Time: 7.00pm (7.30pm start)
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Saturday 16th February 2019
MBKA Annual General Meeting
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4LG


Monday 18th February 2019 
Winter Study Group 9
Time: 7.00pm (7.30pm start)
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Monday 4th March 2019 
Winter Study Group 10
Time: 7.00pm (7.30pm start)
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Monday 11th March 2019 
Introduction to Beekeeping  1
Time: 7.00pm (7.30pm start)
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Monday 18th March 2019 
Introduction to Beekeeping  2
Time: 7.00pm (7.30pm start)
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Monday 25th March 2019 
Introduction to Beekeeping  3
Time: 7.00pm (7.30pm start)
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Monday 1st April 2019 
Introduction to Beekeeping  4
Time: 7.00pm (7.30pm start)
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Monday 8th April 2019 
Introduction to Beekeeping  5
Time: 7.00pm (7.30pm start)
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


12, 13, 14th April 2019
BBKA Spring Convention
Harper Adams University
Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB


Monday 15th April 2019 
Introduction to Beekeeping  6
Time: 7.00pm (7.30pm start)
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L