MBKA Events for 2017

 

A Past Event

The English Festival:
Saturday 23rd April 2016

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. We made over £200 for our funds!

The weather was kind to us and the event was very well attended. Honey sales were good and we very nearly sold out of wax products.

The hair dryer was used extensively throughout the day as a steady stream of children made their candles. As well as selling and making we also spent many happy hours engaged with the visitors. I am always surprised and delighted to see how interested people are when discussing the plight, and the various life cycles of bees. We also gathered the details of a number of potential new beekeepers and others who offered a home to our bees in their gardens and orchards.

past-event

Future Events:

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.


Tuesday 1st May 2018 (starting date – 6 weeks plus practical sessions)
MBKA Introductory Beekeeping Course 1
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Saturday 5th May 2018
MBKA Apiary Open Day
2 – 4pm Association Apiary Site
You can find the apiary at 215a City Way, Rochester, Kent ME1 2TL


Tuesday 8th May 2018 
MBKA Introductory Beekeeping Course 2
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Tuesday 11th May 2018
BBKA Basic Course 1
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Tuesday 15th May 2018 
MBKA Introductory Beekeeping Course 3
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Tuesday 18th May 2018 
BBKA Basic Course 2
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Tuesday 22nd May 2018 
MBKA Introductory Beekeeping Course 4
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Wednesday 23rd May 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.


Thursday 24th May 2018 
Outdoor Meeting – Bob Smith’s apiary
Time: 5pm onwards, (evening meeting)
Venue: Berry Court Wood, Lodge Hill Lane, Chattenden. Rochester, Kent (OS Grid Ref: TQ754738)


Tuesday 29th May 2018 
MBKA Introductory Beekeeping Course 5 
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Saturday 2nd June 2018
MBKA Apiary Open Day
 2 – 4pm Association Apiary Site
You can find the apiary at 215a City Way, Rochester, Kent ME1 2TL


Tuesday 5th June 2018 
MBKA Introductory Beekeeping Course 6
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Saturday 16th June 2018
Outdoor Meeting

John and Roma Potter’s Apiary
Time: 2 – 4pm
Venue: Wayside, Amsbury Road, Hunton, Maidstone, ME15 0QH


Wednesday 27th June 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


6th-8th July 2018 
Kent County Show
6th July 2018
Kent Bees and Honey Show
Venue: The Kent Agricultural Showground, Detling


Saturday 7th July 2018
MBKA Apiary Open Day
Time: 2 – 4pm Association Apiary Site
You can find the apiary at 215a City Way, Rochester, Kent ME1 2TL


Saturday 16th June 2018
Outdoor Meeting

2 – 4pm Association Apiary Site
You can find the apiary at 215a City Way, Rochester, Kent ME1 2TL


Sunday 22nd July 2018, at 11.00am
A Visit to Chapel Down Winery
Time: 11am onwards
Small Hythe, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 7NG


Wednesday 25th July 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 4th August 2018
MBKA Apiary Open Day
2
 – 4pm Association Apiary Site
You can find the apiary at 215a City Way, Rochester, Kent ME1 2TL


Wednesday 22nd August 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 1st September 2018
MBKA Apiary Open Day
2
 – 4pm Association Apiary Site
You can find the apiary at 215a City Way, Rochester, Kent ME1 2TL


8th-9th September 2018
MBKA Honey Show
Time: 2-Day Event
Venue: Elmcourt Garden Centre


Saturday 22nd September 2018
Ploughing Match
Time: All day event
Venue: Tudor Farm, Upper Stoke


Wednesday 26th September 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 1st October 2018 
Winter Study Group 1
Time: 7.00pm (7.30pm start)
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Saturday 6th October 2018
MBKA Apiary Open Day
2
 – 4pm Association Apiary Site
You can find the apiary at 215a City Way, Rochester, Kent ME1 2TL


Saturday 13th October 2018
MBKA Annual Dinner and Presentation of Awards
Time: 6 – 11pm
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Monday 15th October 2018 
Winter Study Group 2
Time: 7.00pm (7.30pm start)
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Saturday 20th October 2018
MBKA Autumn Fair
Time: 12 noon onwards
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Wednesday 24th October 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 29th October 2018 
Winter Study Group 3
Time: 7.00pm (7.30pm start)
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Monday 12th November 2018 
Winter Study Group 4
Time: 7.00pm (7.30pm start)
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Saturday 17th November 2018 
Indoor Meeting – Bumble Bee Conservation
Buzz Along The Coast – A talk by Lauren Kennedy
Time: 2 – 5pm
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Monday 26th November 2018 
Winter Study Group 5
Time: 7.00pm (7.30pm start)
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


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 10th December 2018 
Winter Study Group 6
Time: 7.00pm (7.30pm start)
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


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


Monday 21st January 2019 
Winter Study Group 8
Time: 7.00pm (7.30pm start)
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Monday 4th February 2019 
Winter Study Group 9
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 10
Time: 7.00pm (7.30pm start)
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L