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2020 MBKA Honey Show

5th and 6th September 2020
Venue: Elm Court Garden Centre Gillingham ME7 3JQ

This event has been cancelled due to Covid 19.

Apiary Site:

Please note that until further notice, the apiary is closed to all visitors, with the exception of members of the Apiary Inspection Team.

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.


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2021 Annual General Meeting:

Saturday 20th February 2021
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4LG

Papers will be available nearer this date.

Information and Alerts:

A Message from the BBKA:

Conversion into a Charitable Incorporated Organisation

National Bee Unit, South East Region, Annual Report:

Bumblebee Conservation Trust

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

Asian Hornet

New: There has been a recent confirmed sighting of an Asian Hornet near Ashford Kent. Please will all members be extra vigilant and follow the guidelines when observing this pest near your apiaries.
On 3rd July 2019 a new sighting of an Asian Hornet has been confirmed in New Milton Hampshire. For more information Click here
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

Small Hive Beetle

There has been a re-occurrence of SHB in Sicily, in the Siracusa area. Please be sure to source Queens and colonies safely. Check their source carefully and monitor new queens and colonies for signs of pests and diseases. If you have any concerns contact your local Bee Inspector as soon as possible.

MBKA Policies:

MBKA Risk Assessment re Honey Bees 2019: Click here

More Policies will be posted when available to view.