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

January and February’s Meetings and Events


Wednesday 23rd January 2019
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.

Sunday 3rd February 2019
Sustainable Bees and Queens

MBKA will be hosting this event at the Lenham Community Centre; as an association we are signed up to the idea that we should de-mystify QR and include simple QR methods in our beginners’ course – this event ticks all the boxes for us but I’m certain that applies to many others beekeeping associations in Kent so this is opened up to all…..

For more information and to book a place, see the BIBBA website at: https://bibba.com/sustainable-bees-queens/

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 
Time: 2 to 5pm
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L

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

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New Membership: Please do not use for Renewals these forms will be sent out soon.
Membership forms, for, 2019 can be downloaded by clicking on the image below.


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