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Apiary Site:

Please check here for updates if visiting:

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.

2019 MBKA Honey Show:

7th and 8th September 2019
Venue: Elm Court Garden Centre Gillingham ME7 3JQ

This year’s results coming soon!

For Honey Show schedule Click here

2019 Newsletters:

MBKA Newsletter September 2019

2019 Committee Meeting Minutes:

MBKA Committee Minutes 25’06’2019

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

 2019 MBKA Supper & Prizegiving Evening:

Saturday 19th October 2019
MBKA Social Evening and Prize Giving
Wainscott Memorial Hall ME2 4LG
6.30 – 10pm

Members partners, families and friends are all welcome.
Come and enjoy a 3- course supper followed by the presentation of Trophies, Certificates and Prizes.
This will be followed by a Quiz and Raffle.

For further details: Click Here

£25 per person. To book please email John Hendrie at: bibba26@talktalk.net using the word ‘Supper’ in the subject.

Information and Alerts:

A Message From The BBKA: A letter to The Minister for the Environment, 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:

Policies will be posted when available to view.