MBKA Events for 2022

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

 

We are now entering the spring and summer so our attention turns to outdoor events.

These are a mix of large events such as the Kent County Show, and smaller events where we visit a number of our member’s apiaries as well as opening up our Association Apiary for visits.

Watch the space below for futher information as it becomes available.

If you are not a member please go to the home page for information on how you may join these meetings.

May 2022

28 May 2022

World Bee Day


 

June 2022

More information coming soon.


 

July 2022

9th to 11th July 2022
Kent County Show
all weekend
Kent County Show Ground, Detiling, Maidstone, Kent


23rd July 2022
Official Opening of MBKA’s Pavilion Apiary
2 – 4pm
Venue: Pavilion Apiary, Lee Green road, Cliffe woods, Rochester, ME3 8EX


August 2022

Beginners Course – Session 4
24 August 2022
8 – 10pm
Wainscott Memorial Hall
16-18 Holly Road, Wainscot, Rochester, ME2 4LG


Beginners Course – Session 5
31 August 2022
8 – 10pm
Wainscott Memorial Hall
16-18 Holly Road, Wainscot, Rochester, ME2 4LG


 

September 2022

Beginners Course – Session 6
7  September 2022
8 – 10pm
Wainscott Memorial Hall
16-18 Holly Road, Wainscot, Rochester, ME2 4LG


9 – 11 September 2022
All weekend
MBKA Honey Show
Elm Court Garden Centre Gillingham ME7 3JQ


24 September 2022
Ploughing Match
Ringshill Farm, Wouldham, ME1 3TP


October 2022

More information coming soon.