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2023 MBKA Honey Show

2023 Honey Show results here

Asian Hornet Nest Destruction

On Thursday 22nd June a small primary nest of Asian hornets was reported to the NBU near Dover, Kent. A National Bee Unit Inspector investigated the report and collected samples which have been sent for analysis by scientists. Traps have been set for hornets returning to the nest site, and follow up activities will take place to raise awareness.

This is the earliest date in the season that a nest has ever been found in Great Britain. Nests have previously been reported in the autumn, when insects are more visible as the population of the nest increases to its maximum.

We ask members of the public and beekeepers to remain vigilant.

Please report sightings of Vespa velutina using the ‘Asian hornet Watch’ app for iPhone and Android, or the online reporting form.

Apiary Site:

The Apiary is now open to visitors, inspections take place every Saturday at noon (weather permitting) if you wish to visit us please email Karon at apiaryinspect@medwaybeekeepers.co.uk to inform us of your intentions.

The Pavilion Apiary is in a field off Lee Green Road, Cliffe Woods, Rochester, ME3 8EX. 

To find the Pavilion Apiary: Please click here

Please Note: In line with good hygiene practice members are requested not to bring their own hive tools or smokers into the apiary. They should also ensure that beesuits are laundered and clean and that boots are also clean. Clean gloves must be worn. There is a boot wash, which is to be used prior to entering the apiary.

2024 Annual General Meeting:

Saturday 17th February 2024
Time: 2pm
Venue: Wainscott Memorial Hall
16-18 Holly Road, Wainscot, Rochester, ME2 4LG

Minutes and Agenda will be circulated to members nearer the date.

Information and Alerts:

Latest from The National Bee Unit:

To view the South East Region Annual Report by please click the button below

Bumblebee Conservation Trust

For information regarding Bumblebees and the work of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust please click the button below.

Asian Hornet

Asian Hornet Team Update 2023: to read the latest update Click here

Find out more here https://nationalbeeunit.com/public/News/news.cfm#308

Please report sightings of Vespa velutina using the ‘Asian hornet Watch’ app for iPhone and Android, or the online reporting form.


For more details go to bbka.org.uk
For Information about how to identify the Asian Hornet: Click Here
For information about building an Asian Hornet Trap Click here


MBKA Policies:

MBKA Risk Assessment re Honey Bees 2022: Click here

MBKA Policy re selling bees 2020: Click here

More Policies will be posted when available to view.