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 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 here: Swarm Collection in Medway 2019
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SWARM PHONE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR THIS YEAR. IT WILL RETURN DURING APRIL 2020
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November’s Meetings and Events
Saturday 16th November 2019
Indoor Meeting: A talk by Ben Sweeney from Plantlife.
Time: 2 – 5pm
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L.
Ben is going to talk about the work of Plantlife on the Ranscombe Farm Reserve. He has worked for the company for the last decade and has therefore seen many changes and developments in the area.
Monday 25th November 2019
Winter Study Group 4
Time: 7.00pm (7.30pm start)
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L
Wednesday 27th November 2019
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.
New Membership: Please do not use for Renewals these forms will be sent out soon.
Membership forms, for, 2020 can be downloaded by clicking on the image below.