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2022 MBKA Honey Show

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


Apiary Site:

The Apiary can be found at: 215a City Way, Rochester, Kent ME1 2TL

Please note that the Apiary site is now closed for the winter. 

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.


For MBKA latest Newsletter please click the button below to view:

2022 Annual General Meeting:

Saturday 19th February 2022
Time: 2pm
Venue: St Stephen’s Church, Maidstone Road (at the Walderslade Road junction), Chatham ME4 6JE

Minutes and Agenda will be circulated nearer the time.


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

There has been a confirmed sighting of an Asian Hornet  sighting in ASCOT, BERKSHIRE. Please will all 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 2019: Click here

MBKA Policy re selling bees 2020: Click here

More Policies will be posted when available to view.