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 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!.
Winter Meetings & Events
We have organised a series of Zoom presentations:
Watch the space below to see how to apply to take part in these presentations if you are not a Member of MBKA.
To register for this free presetaton: Click here
Wednesday 27 January 2021
Simple methods of making increase – making one hive into two and making a small number of nucs (up to 4) from a colony.
8.00pm Monday 8 February 2021
A gentle introduction to queen rearing. Covers the importance of the quality of the larvae and drones, the practicalities of grafting larvae (much easier than most people realise), cell raising, and getting queens mated from nucleus colonies.
8.00pm Wednesday 24 February 2021
The evolution of natural Varroa-tolerance mechanisms in various beekeeping populations
8.00pm Monday 8 March 2021
‘From Buckfast to Buckingham Palace’ – a pictorial beekeeping tour of Britain meeting beekeepers and visiting sites of historical beekeeping interest.
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.