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.
For Information on how to register for this talk: Click here
23 September 2020 at 8pm
A Zoom presentation by the renowned Celia Davis, author of The Honey Bee Inside Out and The Honey Bee Around and About.
Celia is an engaging speaker and easy to listen to. Her talk will be ‘Beekeeper v Bees: how our activities as beekeepers, impact on the natural life of the honey bee colony’.
Monday 12 October 2020
Jim Vivian-Griffiths The Dancing Bees: Research by Karl von Frisch on the waggle dances of honey bees
Wednesday 28 October 2020
Marin Anastasov Nutritional requirements of bees and supplemental feeding
Monday 9 November 2020
Norman Carreck Global pandemics, bee imports and native bees
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.