MBKA Latest News

2022 MBKA Honey Show

3rd and 4th September 2022
Venue: Elm Court Garden Centre Gillingham ME7 3JQ

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Apiary Site:

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

To find the Pavilion Apiary: Please click here

A team of Inspectors look at the hives every Saturday (weather permitting) brginning at mid-day.

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.

Newsletters

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2023 Annual General Meeting:

Saturday 18th February 2023
Time: 2pm
Venue: Wainscott Memorial Hall
16-18 Holly Road, Wainscot, Rochester, ME2 4LG

Minutes and Agenda will be circulated 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

The NBU has confirmed a sighting of an Asian Hornet in the Felixstowe area.  More information will follow, but in the mean time, will members and AHAT team members be extra vigilant and follow the guidelines when observing this pest near your apiaries.

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 2022: Click here

MBKA Policy re selling bees 2020: Click here

More Policies will be posted when available to view.