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 events 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.

 

Upcoming Events

January 2020

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


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

February 2020

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

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.

 

March 2020

Saturday 21st March 2020 
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

 

 

April 2020

4th April 2020
Apiary Open Day
Association Apiary Site

3rd to the 5th April 2020
BBKA Spring Convention
Harper Adams University

18th April 2020
English Festival
Riverside Country Park
All day event.

22nd April 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.

 

May 2020

2nd May 2020
Apiary Open Day
The Association Apiary
2pm – 5pm

16th May 2020
Outdoor Meeting
Venue to be agreed
2pm – 5pm

27th May 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.

June 2020

6th June 2020
Apiary Open Day
The Association Apiary Site
2pm – 5pm

20th June 2020
Outdoor Meeting
Venue to be agreed
2pm – 5pm

24th June 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.

July 2020

4th July 2020
Apiary Open Day
The Association apiary Site
2pm – 5pm

10th – 12th July 2020
Kent Agricultural Show
County Show Ground Maidstone

18th July 2020
Outdoor Meeting
Venue to be agreed
2pm – 5pm

22nd July 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.

 

August 2020

1st August 2020
Apiary Open Day
The Association Apiary Site
2pm – 5pm

15th August 2020
Outdoor Meeting
Venue to be agreed
2pm – 5pm

26th August 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.

 

September 2020

5th September 2020
Apiary Open Day
The Association Apiary
2pm – 5pm

5th – 6th September 2020
MBKA Honey Show
Elmcourt Garden Centre

19th September 2020
Indoor Meeting
Topic to be agreed
2pm – 5pm
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4

23rd September 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.

26th September 2020
Ploughing Match
All day until 4pm.
Ringshill Farm, Wouldham ME1 3TP

October 2020

3rd October 2020
Autumn Fair
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L
Noon – 4pm

17th October 2020
Annual Supper and Prizegiving
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L
Start time 6.30pm

22nd – 24th October 2020
National Honey Show
Sandown Park Race Course

28th October 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.

 

November 2020

21st November 2020
Indoor Meeting
Topic to be agreed
2pm -5pm
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L

25th November 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.

 

 

December 2020

19th December 2020
Indoor Meeting
Topic to be agreed
2pm – 5pm
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4L