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Folkstone Asian Hornet Sighting

A sighting of the Asian Hornet in Folkstone, Kent was confirmed on 13th April 2023. Both beekeepers and members of the public, are urged to keep a look-out for other Asian Hornets, and are...

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Ashford Asian Hornet Confirmed

A sighting of the Asian Hornet in Ashford was confirmed on 9th September 2019, and beekeepers, and members of the public, are urged to keep a look-out, especially round late sources of nectar such...

Membership Renewals

The KBKA’s membership year runs from 1st October to 30th September, so membership renewals will soon be due. As ever, it would be very much appreciated if members could renew promptly. Membership Forms differ...


Notice of AGM 2019

The Kent Bee-Keepers Association gives notice that the Annual General Meeting will be held at Lenham Community Centre on Saturday, 15th June 2019 at 11.30 a.m. or thereabouts immediately following the Council meeting. The...

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A new web-based initiative between the BBKA, the National Farmers Union & the Crop Protection Association to enable beekeepers to be alerted of crop spraying activities in their area. It’s currently in the pilot...


Officers & Contacts

Kent Beekeepers Association (KBKA) Officers President Bob Smith Chair David Cockburn Vice Chair Bob Jackman General Secretary Steve Clarkson County Treasurer Edwina Fitzpatrick Examinations Secretary Sue Payne Webmaster Steve Clarkson

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Tree Bumble Bee Explosion

The Bumble bees you have in your eaves are probably Bombus hypnorum (tree bumble bee) as their population seem to have exploded this year. Removing them is not an option as it would involve...

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