Welcome to the Weald Branch of the Kent Beekeepers Association!

Welcome to the Weald Branch of the Kent Beekeepers Association!

Welcome to the Weald Branch of the Kent Beekeepers Association!

Caring about bees has become a topic that is being taken very seriously if we are to look after our gardens, countryside, the food we eat and ultimately the planet.

Weald Beekeepers are here to help people ‘do their bit’, whether it is to keep bees, to understand bees and their environment or help plant bee friendly gardens.

We have almost 100 members from Egerton to Goudhurst, Paddock Wood to Sandhurst. Most keep bees, some are ‘friends’ and some are junior members – our youngest member is 11.

The Bee Keeping season starts in early spring, and continues on until September / October, but there is always something to do, make, clean or prepare !

We are keen to introduce people to bee keeping in a relaxed way. To this end we run 3 hour ‘Bee Experiences’ for people who are curious, interested or wary, enabling you to become acquainted with hives, bees and the tools we use, before taking the plunge and getting your own bees.

If you already keep bees, we are a resource for skills, experience, swarms, queens etc and you can benefit from group purchases of feed, Varroa treatment etc.

In Spring /  Summer we meet at our apiary in Frittenden on Wednesday pm and Saturday am, starting dates will be announced on this site for the 2020 season.

We have a suitable number of hives there for teaching, generating honey for sale and rearing good bees. We also chat a lot around the subject!

Throughout the winter we have monthly talks given by experts about topics of interest.

We attend some summer fairs and events, such as ‘Tractorfest’ and ‘Cranbrook goes Nuts in May’ to raise awareness and encourage new members.

Do contact us if you would like to join or receive more information

Kim Fletcher

Chairman, Weald Branch

6 months ago

‪Please join us this coming Saturday (21.09.) @3pm at the Sissinghurst Trinity church, parish room(TN17 2JL) for ’Plight of the bumblebee' by speaker Dr Nikki Gammans(Fellow Royal Entomological ... See more

10 months ago

Looking forward to seeing you at our event today “Managing the Asian hornet threat”. Tickets are £11. See you at: 12 Groom Way, Lenham, Maidstone, ME17 2QT, England.

11 months ago

Come and visit us today at our stall in Tenterden at the May Fyre (recreational ground)

11 months ago

It‘s this time of the year when bees follow their natural instinct and swarm. If you see a swarm please contact us. Please NOT use any pesticides! A swarm of bees is not aggressive as they don‘t ... See more

11 months ago
Bees survive Notre Dame fire after getting 'drunk on smoke'

The Bees on top of Notre Dame did the survive!

Thousands of insects on cathedral's roof emerged unscathed from inferno, confounding beekeepers who feared they had perished

11 months ago
Richard Bowler Wildlife Photography

worth a read! Happy Easter to you and your families

If you choose to eat lamb this weekend, remember it's not just the lamb that dies for your meal. Followers of this page will know by now, foxes are slaughtered constantly in the name of sheep ... See more

11 months ago

Please consider this before using any pesticides in your garden and green areas respectively. Protect our bees and all pollinators and ülease share this! #pesticides #weeds #Dandelion

12 months ago
We Face A Crisis Bigger Than Climate Change, But We're Not Talking About It

A three-year UN-backed study from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform On Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has grim implications for the future of humanity

A three-year UN-backed study from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform On Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has grim implications for the future of humanity.

1 year ago
Kent Asian Hornet Traps - Google My Maps

Thanks to Dougal from the Canterbury branch who created this map showing locations of Asian Hornet monitoring traps in Kent. Please contact us if you setup traps that can be added to this map ... See more

Very approximate locations

1 year ago
Earth Matters

want to understand bee-ish? here is a small introduction into the language of the bees

MNN's Earth Matters channel covers climate change, environmental legislation, governmental policy, energy, and animal stories

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