Latest News

Apiary Site:

Please Note: The apiary is now closed for the winter.
It will reopen, weather permitting, in March / April 2020.

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.

2020 MBKA Honey Show:

5th – 6th September 2020
MBKA Honey Show
Venue: Elm Court Garden Centre Gillingham ME7 3JQ

The 2019 results are available on the ‘Honey Show’ tab.

2019 Newsletters:

MBKA Newsletter December 2019

2019 Committee Meeting Minutes:

MBKA Committee Minutes 08’10’2019

2020 Annual General Meeting:

Saturday 15th February 2020
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Venue: Wainscott Community Hall, 16 – 18 Holly Road, Wainscott, ME2 4LG

Information for the 2019 AGM:

2019 AGM Agenda
2018 AGM Minutes
MBKA Annual Report 2018

2020 MBKA Annual Supper and Prize Giving:

17th October 2020
MBKA Annual Supper and Prize Giving
Wainscott Memorial Hall ME2 4LG
6.30 – 10pm
Futher information will be available later next year.

Information and Alerts:

Reading Around by Archie McLellan: Click here


A Message From The BBKA: Conversion to a Chartitable Incorporated Organisation Click here


For information regarding Bumblebees and the work of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust please Click here


Asian Hornet:
New: There has been a further sighting near Ashford, Kent.
More news will be posted as it becomes available.

On 3rd July 2019 a new sighting of an Asian Hornet has been confirmed in New Milton Hampshire. The first confirmed sighting of an Asian Hornet since October 2018.

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 when working with bees: Click here

More Policies will be posted when available to view.