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

1 year ago
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How to bee friendly

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Photos from Weald Beekeepers branch of the Kent Beekeepers Association's post

Happy Christmas to everyone especially to all of our members and their families and a big thank you to all volunteers during our various events during this year. We wish you all the best for 2019 ... See more

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Last minute Christmas Presents

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Photos from Weald Beekeepers branch of the Kent Beekeepers Association's post

the bake-off is completed for tomorrow’s #cake & #biscuit sale at @Homewood_School.Thank you Ela for your very hard work to promote the #honey #bees.Also thank you to John, Kim, Tracey and Penny ... See more

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