MBKA Events for 2019

A Past Event

The English Festival:
Saturday 21st April 2018

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. The weather was very kind to us. A lovely sunny day, we had no problems rolling wax candles this year. The footfall was well up on last year as the sun really brought people out.

The festival opened at 11am and closed at 5.30pm, a long but very enjoyable day. Honey and wax sales were slow to start but picked up to a steady flow by midday. At the end of the day there were very few jars to pack away.

Candle rolling was the usual steady stream and lasted all day. Such was the demand that we actually ran out of pre-waxed wick and had to call it a day at around 4pm. Candle rolling took just over £190, well up on last year.

We also gathered the names of quite a few interested people for next year’s Introductory Course  and answered a large number of the usual questions about bees, beekeeping and our Association. People were genuinely interested in the plight of the bees, particularly  following the weather event


s of the past month or so. In all a great day for us and the bees!

Our thanks go to Medway Council and their staff for all of their efforts on this one-day event.

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Future Events:

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
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 7th December 2019 
Indoor Meeting – Bob Smith talking about “Pollen – super-food for honey bees”

In order for a honey bee colony to thrive, it needs be able to gather food resources throughout the active season. This talk will look particularly at he role of pollen in HB nutrition, what pollen is and how bees collect it. We will also touch on the practical aspects that beekeepers may need to consider and the role of pollen in verifying honey label claims.

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


Monday 9th December 2019 
Winter Study Group 5
Time: 7.00pm (7.30pm start)
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Monday 6th January  2020 
Winter Study Group 6
Time: 7.00pm (7.30pm start)
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Saturday 18th January  2020 
Indoor Meeting: Margret Ginman – General Secretary of The Bee Farmers Association, the professional body for bee farmers.
Time: 2 – 5pm
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Monday 20th January  2020 
Winter Study Group 7
Time: 7.00pm (7.30pm start)
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4


Wednesday 22nd January 2020
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 3rd February  2020 
Winter Study Group 8
Time: 7.00pm (7.30pm start)
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4


Saturday 15th February 2020 
MBKA Annual General Meeting
Time: 2 – 5pm
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Monday 17th February  2020 
Winter Study Group 9
Time: 7.00pm (7.30pm start)
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4


Wednesday 26th February 2020
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 2nd March  2020 
Winter Study Group 10
Time: 7.00pm (7.30pm start)
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4


Saturday 21st March 2019 
BBKA Examination Day
Time: 9.00am until 1.00pm
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L


Wednesday 25th March 2020
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.